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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Studies have demonstrated that magnetic and electrical currents can enhance memory in human subjects, but the technology is not yet ready for prime time.
Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity
Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018
One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.
DBS with Nanoparticle-Based Optogenetics Modifies Behavior in Mice
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers develop a new technique to selectively activate neurons deep in the rodent brain, taking a step toward noninvasive brain stimulation for neurological disorders.
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2017
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.
Deep Brain Stimulation Without Surgery
Aggie Mika | Jun 1, 2017
Using interfering high-frequency currents applied to the surface of the mouse skull, scientists can noninvasively target brain regions buried below the cortical surface.
Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.
Viviana Gradinaru: Clearing the Way
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech. Age: 33
Lozano on DBS
Andres Lozano | Nov 1, 2013
Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses deep-brain stimulation in this TEDx talk.
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 28, 2013
Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2013
Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.