independently compose e-mails and operate a TV in their homes. Other
neurodevices provide functional stimulation for the treatment of pain,
Parkinson's, obesity, and psychiatric disorders.
5. Addiction advances: New research clarifies the role of drugs on sleep,
cocaine's potency, and the brain changes that occur due to abuse
leading to new treatment strategies for this epidemic impacting over
1.1 billion worldwide.
6. Normal aging brain gets more attention: More research and development
is being focused on thinking impairments that only partially limit
independence and quality of life for senior citizens, adults and
school aged children. Neurosoftware will penetrate nursing homes and
schools, as brain fitness software becomes new first-line treatment
7. Regenerating the spinal cord: New experimental therapies in
development could open the doors for research to improve treatments
for people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and
other severe movement disorders
8. Prevention evidence grows: You are what you eat; smoking is as bad as
we thought; and new studies reveal the effects of environmental
substances on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and others.
9. Emotional disorders research advances: New research continues to link
neurogenesis to treatment of depression. A better understanding of
PTSD should lead to new treatment regimes.
10. Neuroscience infiltrates society: From neuroeconomics to
neuroesthetics to neuroethics and neurolaw, the influence of
neuroscience on society continues to grow.
NIO has developed this "top ten" list in anticipation of cutting edge
research being presented at The Society for Neuroscience Conference being
|SOURCE The Neurotechnology Industry Organization|
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