DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father is 64 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year. So far his symptoms are very mild, but I’m wondering what the typical progression of the disease is like. I have read that deep brain stimulation is sometimes recommended. When is this type of treatment usually considered? Is it safe? ANSWER: […]
Well, I backed out of the brain surgery project. It happens sometimes. I got too deep into it, and realized "this will never work." I need to take a step back and come up with a new approach.
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the topic.
The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a "Golden Window" for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research...Show More Summary
Luis Ortiz doesn’t remember much about that fateful September day when he almost lost his life because of a "wiggling" worm in his brain. The 26-year-old California resident was skateboarding near his parents’ home in Napa when the headaches he’d been having for several days suddenly intensified. Show More Summary
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-known and accepted treatment for neurological and psychiatric diseases. It consists of the implantation of electrodes into the brain, which send small electric impulses to specific neurons and pathways. Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves many of the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and is a life-alerting surgery for many patients. Penn Medicine's Gordon Baltuch, MD, a professor of Neurosurgery and director of the Penn Center...Show More Summary
The failure of two big clinical trials should be seen as a setback, not a terminal blow
Zapping the brain with implanted electrodes may sound like a ridiculously dangerous treatment, but for many patients with Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation (DBS) is their only relief. The procedure... read more The post Wireless AI Device Tracks and Zaps the Brain, Takes Aim at Parkinson’s appeared first on Singularity HUB.
Putting electrodes into the brain has helped treat everything from depression to be obesity, but recent failures show how little we know about the technique
It’s one thing to send a rover to Mars. It’s another to send a biologically fragile human body. We don’t know much about how deep space will affect us–and recent findings involving mice suggest it could change our brains in unexpected ways. Read more...
(Photo: Kate Lewis) Blueberries aren’t just a delicious way to sweeten your smoothies (and give them a gorgeous, deep blue hue). They’re also powerful brain boosters. The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts are also associated with cognitive protection, and a possible mood lift: omega-3s are thought to help fight depression. Who knew there could be so much power in your glass?
Like "Mean Girls" everywhere, Owen Wilson knows a well-delivered whisper can cut deep. The brilliant brains over at Owenergy studios picked up on the actor's use of the tactic, and assembled a very enjoyable supercut of him whispering in many, many movies. Yelling for power is a rookie move. Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Vladimir Putin once again showed his deep respect for Barack Obama, as he complained about the incompetence of U.S. policy in Syria: “Now, we often hear that our pilots are striking the wrong targets, not IS,” Putin said at an investment forum in Moscow explaining that Russia had asked Washington to provide a list of targets. Show More Summary
Medtronic received FDA clearance for its TYRX Neuro Absorbable Antibacterial Envelopes to be used with implantable neurostimulators. The first implants of Medtronic’s deep brain stimulators within the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelopes were conducted at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Show More Summary
Blocking a single neurotransmitter in the brain may stop the firing of the nerves that are linked with migraine headaches, a new study in animals suggests. In experiments, researchers looked at the effects of two vasodilators — which are medicines that cause blood vessels to widen, increasing blood flow — on certain receptors in rats' brain cells. Show More Summary
A peptide that over-excites neurons controlling facial feeling is to blame for migraines – so drugs that constrict blood vessels won't work
Toronto, Canada-based artist Yolanda Gampp of How To Cake It demonstrates how to make an amazing deep red velvet Walking Dead-themed brain cake with fondant brain tissue and raspberry jam blood. More photos of her brain cake and a list of the ingredients and utensils used to make it are available to view on the […]
Climate change is obviously a real concern. So how do deniers close their minds to reality? A scientist explains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ctE_Rf6NFg How To Cake It's "Deep Red Velvet Brain Cake with Fondant Brain Tissue and Raspberry Jam Blood" is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, only it has to be seen to be believed. (more…)