Researchers have developed a new wireless brain stimulation device that could revolutionize the way neurological disorders are treated. The device, called WAND, fine tunes treatments by stimulating and recording electrical currents in the brain at the same time.
MIT researchers have developed a new sensor that is able to track and monitor dopamine in the brain for up to a year. The sensor could be a useful tool in monitoring dopamine levels in those with Parkinson's disease, depression and other conditions linked to dopamine deficiencies.
Researchers report the adverse cognitive effects associated with DBS in Parkinson's patients are linked to a different neural pathway than the one responsible for the motor effects generated by the treatment.
Deep brain stimulation of the fornix may prove to be beneficial for people over the age of 65 who suffer from mild Alzheimer's, researchers report.
Researchers have developed a new deep brain stimulation device that is able to use feedback from the brain to fine tune its signal. The device could help those with Parkinson's disease.
According to researchers, dopamine neurons may play a key role in the formation of episodic memory. The findings could help in the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders that affect memory.
Researchers warn some deep brain stimulation devices may dysfunction and shut off during thunderstorms.
Stimulating specific regions of the brain can help to improve memory and word recall in those with severe epilepsy, a new Nature Communications study reports.