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A pacemaker in brain can treat epilepsy


March 21st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Thirtythree-year-old epilepsy patient Shalini Arora's condition was deteriorating with each passing day as the medication which had helped her for years finally failed. It was ... Read more...

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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on cellular basis of depression


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.The research, conducted in rats, is helping to reveal a ... Read more...

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New Treatment For Depression: Brain Pacemakers?


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A report from the Associated Press reveals that a new device may be used to help combat the symptoms of depression in chronic patients. Called “brain pacemakers,” scientists ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation ‘can treat severe OCD’


February 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that an electrical treatment which zaps away symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can help extreme sufferers unable to cope with everyday life.By inserting ... Read more...

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Deep-brain stimulation ‘helps patients with treatment-resistant depression’


February 8th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Deep-brain stimulation can help depressed patients who are resistant to other therapies, according to a new study.The study, conducted by a team led by psychiatrist Sidney Kennedy ... Read more...

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Brain pacemakers may help fight depression: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain pacemakers are already being used to treat Parkinson's disease patients. Now, a new study has suggested that this deep brain stimulation technique could effectively help in the ... Read more...

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Study: Brain stimulation helps lower blood pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Britain have made a major breakthrough when they successfully used deep brain simulation to treat refractory hypertension.The breakthrough is most significant because doctors have been ... Read more...

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Accidental Discovery Reveals That Brain Stimulator Lowers Blood Pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People suffering from high blood pressure can take heart. A recent research has uncovered a great new method to control severe fluctuations in blood pressure. The ... Read more...

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Brit nurse first person to be ‘cured’ of depression by pioneering surgery


January 25th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A British nurse has become the first person in the world to be cured of depression from neurosurgery.Sheila Cook suffered from for more than a decade with debilitating ... Read more...

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Brain surgery overcomes incurable case of depression


January 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A nurse engaged in a long battle with depression has become the world's first person to benefit from neurosurgery. Sheila Cook, 62, suffered for more than a ... Read more...

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Pioneering treatment could benefit people with severe depression


January 25th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Bristol say that a neurosurgical treatment could help people who suffer with severe and intractable depression.The pioneering treatment very accurately targets brain networks ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may control hard-to-treat BP


January 25th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new case study has found that deep brain stimulation may help control hard-to-treat blood pressure.Researchers in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, studied a man who received a ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation shows promise for OCD


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain are likely to be an alternative therapy for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation leads to ‘effortless’ smoking cessation, weight loss


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new case report revealed that electrical stimulation of the brain in a patient with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) led to some unanticipated benefits-"effortless" smoking cessation and weight ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking surgery lets Scottish man live pain-free


August 29th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): A Scottish patient suffering from both multiple sclerosis (MS) and dystonia for the last 15 years has been given a new lease of life with a groundbreaking surgery ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may help Alzheimer’s patients


August 5th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 05 (ANI): Doctors in Toronto, Canada have proved that the use of Deep Brain Stimulation on patients with early signs of Alzheimer's is safe and it may help in improving ... Read more...

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Scientists devise ‘pacemaker’ for brain


June 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Disorders such as depression or Parkinson's may be helped by stimulating certain areas of the brain with controlled precision, says a study, encouraging scientists to create a pacemaker ... Read more...

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‘Brain pacemaker’ - effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): New studies show that a "brain pacemaker" called deep brain stimulation (DBS) is successful in treating Parkinson's disease.The study also puts an age-old debate to rest of which ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s patients find it harder to recognize emotions


March 4th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Parkinson's disease patients have trouble recognizing expressions of emotion in other people's faces and voices, according to two new studies.Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors, stiffness ... Read more...

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Stimulating brain’s pleasure centre may help treat depression


January 27th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University Hospital in Bonn, Germany have devised a novel way to treat depression when traditional treatments fail to offer relief.Lead researcher Bettina H. Bewernick is ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation succeeds in treating severe depression


January 9th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): Experts have been successfully able to treat a patient suffering from severe depression by stimulating the habenula, a tiny nerve structure in the brain.A team of neurosurgeons at ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may help treat people with severe depression


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Patients with severe depression can now be cured, thanks to physicians at the University Clinics of Bonn and Cologne, who have treated ten patients with deep brain stimulation.The ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may effectively treat Tourette’s syndrome


October 28th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A new research has suggested that deep brain stimulation may be a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome.Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by uncontrolled movements ... Read more...

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Trials to test gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway


October 7th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Scientists at Michigan hospital have launched a trial to test gene transfer therapy that would help restore better mobility in Parkinson's patients who have lost responsiveness to drug ... Read more...

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Indian neurosurgeon gets top Canadian award


July 2nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 2 (IANS) An internationally recognised Indian Canadian neurosurgeon is among 60 people honoured with the Order of Canada this year. The top civilian awards were announced Wednesday to mark Canada Day, ... Read more...

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How deep brain stimulation via electrodes may help make memories


May 30th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): In a technique known as deep brain stimulation, electrodes inserted into certain parts of the brain could fuel the growth of new neurons that could help in memory ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil novel approach to study Parkinson’s treatment


April 17th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Stanford University researchers claim that they have identified a specific group of cells that can be direct targets of deep brain stimulation (DBS), a Parkinson's treatment.Lead researcher Karl ... Read more...

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Spinal cord stimulator shows promise to treat Parkinsons disease


March 20th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A novel device implanted inside the spinal cord might offer an effective treatment against Parkinsons disease, according to a study.Researchers at Duke University Medical Centre have developed ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation treatment benefits Parkinson’’s patients


January 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Deep brain stimulation treatment improved movement skills and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD), a new study has found. The study revealed that patients ... Read more...

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Potent sex chip could make Viagra redundant


December 24th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Sex and lust will never be the same again, thanks to a wondrous 'sex chip,' which could produce a pleasure as intense and thrilling as a "delicious pastry."Scientists ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes could be the new ‘’smart” brain material


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Carbon nanotubes might turn out to be the ideal "smart" materials for the brain, according to scientists in Italy and Switzerland.Conducted in the Laboratory of Neural ... Read more...

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Coming soon: a bionic sex chip to turn you on!


December 21st, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Viagra may soon be history, for scientists at Oxford University are working on an electronic sex chip that can stimulate pleasure centers in the brain.While the current ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): Scientists at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and University Hospital have found that a surgical technique called deep brain stimulation relieves Parkinsons symptoms ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may help patients with treatment-resistant depression


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Patients with treatment-resistant depression showed significant improvements in their condition after undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS), nearly a month after the treatment.DBS uses high-frequency electrical stimulation targeted ... Read more...

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