two doctors looking at a medical monitor showing electrodes being inserted near a person's spinal cord
Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study
Patients in a small trial said their chronic pain improved an average of 90 percent over the course of 15 days, but returned shortly after the electrical stimulation sessions ended.
ABOVE: Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical (2012)
Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study
Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study

Patients in a small trial said their chronic pain improved an average of 90 percent over the course of 15 days, but returned shortly after the electrical stimulation sessions ended.

Patients in a small trial said their chronic pain improved an average of 90 percent over the course of 15 days, but returned shortly after the electrical stimulation sessions ended.

ABOVE: Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical (2012)

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Serotonin and Dopamine Linked to Decision-Making: Study
Amanda Heidt | Oct 16, 2020
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers monitored subsecond changes in levels of the neurotransmitters in the human brain, unlocking new insight into their function.
Image of the Day: Red Alert
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 9, 2017
Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.   
Circuit Dynamo
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Eve Marder’s quest to understand neurotransmitter signaling is more than 40 years old and still going strong.