electrical stimulation

Trial to see if electricity can shrink human heart


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) British scientists will soon begin a trial to see whether electricity can be used to shrink the heart of patients suffering from heart disease. The procedure ... Read more...

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Cuba working on anti-cancer treatment using scorpion venom


November 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials ... 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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Acupuncture reduces severity of menopausal hot flushes


March 8th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study suggests that traditional Chinese acupuncture reduces the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms.The effects did not seem to be related to changes in ... Read more...

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How quickly you learn those dance moves may be in your genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Do you find it easy to pick up a dance move or are you the kind with two left feet? Either way, you have your genes to thank ... 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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Now, give your brain an ‘electric thinking cap’ to solve complex issues


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A University of Sydney study has found that it may be possible to stimulate the brain to see the world anew-an electric thinking cap.Research by Richard Chi and ... 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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Electrical brain stimulation may boost math skills


November 5th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers have shown that by applying electrical current to the brain they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive ... Read more...

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Electrical stimulation produces pain-reducing effects in humans


November 4th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A study has found that a simple, non-invasive technique providing low-level electrical stimulation of the brain produces significant pain-reducing effects in humans.According pain researchers at Stanford University, with ... Read more...

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Brain hyperactivity ‘responsible for involuntary flashbacks’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Researchers from Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Minnesota have revealed that increased circuit activity in the right side of the brain causes involuntary flashbacks ... 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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Losing a gene makes mice smarter


September 18th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 18 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain ... Read more...

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Non-invasive therapy for depression


September 4th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): UCLA researchers have found a unique new therapy that could help those suffering from depression.The therapy applies electrical stimulation to a major nerve emanating from the brain is ... Read more...

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Acupuncture the best bet to ease pain


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has supported the use of traditional Chinese acupuncture method for pain treatment.Dr. Philip Lang and colleagues of the University of Munich used quantitative sensory testing ... Read more...

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Chiropractic treatment may provide relief for early low back pain


April 15th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Chiropractors can help provide some relief to low-back pain sufferers, suggest researchers.People with low back pain can seek relief from any number of health professionals, orthopedists, physical therapists ... 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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Blake Griffin Suffers Knee Injury


October 28th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct. 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Blake Austin Griffin just does not know when to stop. After suffering a knee injury during practice session he was playing on court within two weeks ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind memory formation during sleep uncovered


September 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): A team of scientists have for the first time uncovered the mechanism that causes learning and memory formation during sleep.Researchers led by Gyorgy Buzsaki, professor at the Center ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil brain area involved in ‘alert status’ control


September 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have gained fresh insights into how anaesthesia and anaesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain, opening the door to possible new ... Read more...

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Smokers have fewer and flatter taste buds


August 20th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Smokers have fewer and flatter taste buds, says a study based on an analysis of tongues of 62 Greek soldiers. Pavlidis Pavlos led a team of researchers from ... Read more...

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Ciggies ‘deaden’ smokers’ taste buds


August 20th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Cigarette smokers have fewer and flatter taste buds, says a new study on Greek soldiers.The research on the tongues of 62 soldiers, published in the open access journal ... Read more...

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Jelly thickener may help grow artificial muscles in future


July 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): In a novel study, Australian researchers are using food thickener used in yoghurts and jellies to develop artificial muscle.Nanotechnology graduate Cameron Ferris, and supervisor Dr. Marc in ... Read more...

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Artificial nerve cells come closer to reality


July 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Taking a step closer towards the creation of artificial nerve cells, scientists have now found that neurotransmitters can be used to communicate between the nerve cells in the ... Read more...

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Spinal cord stimulation ‘helps military personnel with chronic pain perform efficiently’


June 21st, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that electrical spinal cord stimulation (SCS) might provide military personnel, suffering from back and other chronic pain, to perform strenuous duties efficiently."We present ... 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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Opioids treatment ups pain sensitivity


March 19th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): An Australian study has found that use of opioid pain medications could contribute to an increase in sensitivity to some types of pain.Researchers sought to examine the ... Read more...

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Computer learning-electrical stimulation combo may give paralysed people better muscle control


March 19th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): A University of Florida researcher that paralysed people can be enabled to control their limbs in more precise and life-like manner by combining computer learning technology with ... 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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Why we remember important information and forget irrelevant details


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why underlies our ability to remember important information and to forget irrelevant details? Well, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried attribute ... Read more...

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Light may bring sound to the deaf


November 21st, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have made a new discovery that could lead to better cochlear implants for deaf people.They have found that infrared light can ... Read more...

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How senses combine to help us better perceive our environment


November 13th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have delved into one of the biggest questions plaguing brain research- how different human senses combine to give us a better view ... Read more...

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Mind power can revive paralysed limbs


October 16th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): Experimenting with monkeys, scientists have shown that the primates could successfully move paralysed limbs via brain implant with mobile electrodes.Such artificial re-routing of brain may pave the ... 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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Study on octopus sheds new light on how the brain stores, recalls memory


June 18th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A study on octopuses conducted by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided new insights into how the brain stores and recalls memory.Dr. Benny ... Read more...

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