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Why doesn’t deep-brain stimulation work for everyone?

December 11, 2019

People with severe Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions that cause intractable symptoms such as uncontrollable shaking, muscle…
Deep stimulation improves cognitive control by augmenting brain rhythms

April 17, 2019

In a new study that could improve the therapeutic efficacy of deep-brain stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric disorders such…
Deep brain stimulation may significantly improve OCD symptoms, study suggests

March 12, 2019

The debilitating behaviours and all-consuming thoughts, which affect people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), could be significantly…
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Parkinson’s Patients Regain Independence

September 25, 2017

Every year, approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In addition, about 10 million people in the United States…
A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

June 2, 2017

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in…
Deep brain stimulation for patients with chronic anorexia is safe

February 26, 2017

Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and wellbeing, while…
Deep brain stimulation could help fighting drug and alcohol addictions

December 1, 2016

In order to successfully combat addictions it is crucially important to understand mechanisms behind them. Now scientists from…
Electrical stimulation of deep brain structures to ease chronic pain

April 4, 2016

Abuse of prescription opioid medicines used to treat chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions, so much that the…
Scientists reveal brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation

December 21, 2015

Adjusting a specific deep-brain circuit’s firing frequency immediately and dramatically alters rats’ forebrain activity and alertness levels, Stanford…
Scientists manipulate consciousness in rats

December 19, 2015

NIH-funded study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for neurological disorders Scientists showed that they could alter…
How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease

April 14, 2015

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment…
Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

March 25, 2015

Rice University invention provides two-way communication with neurons Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the…
Update: Researchers Develop a Wireless Method for Deep Brain Stimulation

March 23, 2015

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure involving a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses, through implanted…
Intracranial stimulation proved efficient in the recovery of learning and memory in rats

January 28, 2015

The research, published in Behavioural Brain Research, was conducted by Pilar Segura and Ignacio Morgado (coordinators), Laura Aldavert…
Can neuroscientists improve our minds?

September 19, 2014

Can neuroscientists improve our minds? Steve M. Potter working at Georgia Institute of Technology thinks that external stimulation…
Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

June 25, 2014

According to new review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a…
Rice researcher rebooting ‘deep brain stimulation’

May 28, 2014

Neural engineers to develop techniques for dynamic deep brain stimulation Deep brain stimulators, devices that zap Parkinson’s disease…
Dealing with stress – to cope or to quit?

May 28, 2014

Researchers identify neurons that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient We all deal with stress…
Researchers Show Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons

May 16, 2014

Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a…
Duke-engineered technology optimizes Parkinson’s disease therapy—and launches a new company

November 27, 2013

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has improved the lives of thousands of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) since its…
UCLA live-tweets surgery to implant brain pacemaker while patient strums guitar

May 31, 2013

A team of UCLA Health System brain specialists implanted a brain pacemaker in a 39-year-old man on Thursday.…
Deep brain stimulation: a fix when the drugs don’t work

May 14, 2013

Neurological disorders can have a devastating impact on the lives of sufferers and their families. Symptoms of these disorders…
Binge Eating Curbed by Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Model

April 24, 2013

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt…
Parkinson’s Disease Brain Rhythms Detected

March 12, 2013

A team of scientists and clinicians at UC San Francisco has discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms…
Parkinson’s patients advised to seek Deep Brain Stimulation treatment in early stages

February 20, 2013

People with Parkinson’s disease who receive Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy in the early stages of the condition…
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