Parkinson's disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.
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Stiff, steel microwires can damage tissue when implanted deep into patients' brains. Engineers at MIT have found a way around this problem with a flexible brain-implant technology. Read more...
A novel pathway buried deep within a region of the brain produces a brain hormone that acts as a crucial sensor of blood glucose levels. Understanding how the hormone orchestrates the body's response to low blood sugar offers hope for treating hypoglycemia.
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Put down the phone, drop those torn takeout menus, and take a few deep breaths. It's time to retrain that brain when you're craving comfort food. Here are 25 takeout favorites that you can healthfully make in your own kitchen. Whether...Show More Summary
Scientists have been toying around with something called "deep learning" (a massive, internet-based robot brain) for a while now. But a newly published paper details the latest advancement in the robotic processing system: Learning how to cook simply from watching YouTube videos. Robots—they're just like us! Read more...
For the past two weeks, the Cut has been hard at work bringing you the kind of stories you’ve been waiting for all year: A celebrity-sock-line explainer, deep thoughts on water, pictures of celebrities wearing winter coats, and, of course, a slideshow of animals that look like Paris Hilton. In... More »
I was so sorry to hear about the death of Edward Herrmann this morning of brain cancer, and I send deep condolences to his family. He was 71 years old. Herrmann was a classically trained theater, film and television actor who won fans...Show More Summary
Deep neural network rivals primate brain in object recognition | KurzweilAI: warrenellis: "A new study from MIT neuroscientists has found that for the first time, one of the latest generation of “deep neural networks” matches the ability of the primate brain to recognize objects during a brief glance." Uh-oh
Computers aren't best suited to visual object recognition. Our brains are hardwired to quickly see and match patterns in everything, with great leaps of intuition, while the processing center of a computer is more akin to a very powerful calculator. Show More Summary
Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson's disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image (MRI) guidance.
People who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain that are associated with dementia, according to a new study published in the December 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology(r), the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Daniela Hernandez of Wired recently wrote that Quoc Le “works on the Google Brain, the search giant’s foray into ‘deep learning,’ a form of artificial intelligence that processes data in ways that mimic the human brain—at least in some ways. Show More Summary
It’s been a big month for developments in transparency. First: the Antarctic icefish, whose native habitat is 3,200 feet deep in the waters off the coast of Antarctica. Earlier this month, Tokyo Sea Life Park debuted its display of the...Show More Summary
French neurosurgeon Alim Louis Benabid and American neurologist Mahlon DeLong were recently named winners of the 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their roles in developing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson disease. Show More Summary
A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson’s disease shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the changes in body weight seen in patients (including those subjected to deep brain stimulation). Show More Summary
Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos after deep brain stimulation (a treatment to alleviate the symptoms). Show More Summary
There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors – and their understudies.
The clues to what makes one person cope with social stress and another fall into a funk might be encrypted in some very, very tiny print deep in the nucleus of brain cells.