Navigation Links
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
Date:3/28/2013

By Barbara Bronson Gray
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness.

The process, called direct brain stimulation, or deep brain stimulation (DBS), has been used to treat Parkinson's disease and is being tested as a treatment for other conditions, including traumatic brain injuries and obesity, according to the researchers.

Two women have had the electronic brain stimulators implanted, and eight more patients will participate in this initial research.

"There are a lot of studies out there that say physical or mental stimulation may reduce the risk or impact of Alzheimer's disease, so we wondered if increasing stimulation to certain parts of the brain may be protective," explained study co-author Dr. Douglas Scharre, director of the division of cognitive neurology at Ohio State University.

Scharre said that while Alzheimer's tends to affect the temporal, parietal and frontal lobes of the brain, he wanted to focus particularly on the frontal lobe for two reasons: it's typically the last brain area to degenerate, and its functions -- decision-making, problem-solving, focus and alertness -- are necessary for a person to be independent.

Placing the DBS system involves two steps. First, in a surgical procedure that requires about a three-day hospital stay, the patient has tiny holes made in each side of the skull, and hair-thin wires are placed in precise spots of the brain using computer-guided technology. The wires are fed through the neck -- in the subcutaneous tissue just under the skin -- and left there for about a week while the burr holes heal, explained Scharre.

Then, in an outpatient surgery, the patient has two battery packs that look like heart pacemakers placed on each side of the chest. The wires placed the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
3. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
6. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
10. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
11. University of Cincinnati researchers win $3.7M grant from US Department of Defense
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers Test Implanted Brain Stimulator for Alzheimer's
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 With 3943.8% growth, Connexion ... of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The Inc. 500 ranks ... care sector. Connexion Point is the #1 fastest growing company ... Medicare and Medicaid, and its clients include four of the ... employs 1,000 people and has offices and contact centers in ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... a novel approach to treating cancer - using Botox. ... Science Translational Medicine shows that cancer growth ... nerves that are linked to cancer stem cells. The ... made the treatment cheap, safe and efficient. The researchers ... will soon start testing on humans. , The nervous ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur ... the well-known staphylococci ("staph") and streptococci ... in the August issue of Ophthalmology and ... at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount ... gram-positive bacteria, which include staph and strep infections, accounted ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... A common approach to treating kidney ... not improve survival chances for people who suddenly developed ... the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ... journal PLOS One , suggest acute hemodialysis, an ... sudden kidney failure, may not provide a definitive benefit ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... UK (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The ... to increase considerably in the offing across the top ... as of 2013 to around USD 8 billion by ... period. The growth is projected to be driven by ... which is currently lacking efficient treatment, unlike the non-squamous ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:With 3943.8% Growth, Connexion Point, a Leader in Contact Centers for Health Care, Ranks 86th on the Inc. 500 List as One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies 2Health News:Treating gastric cancer -- with Botox 2Health News:Researchers pinpoint most common causes of dangerous eye infection post surgery and trauma 2Health News:Researchers pinpoint most common causes of dangerous eye infection post surgery and trauma 3Health News:Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Top 8 Developed Nations NSCLC Market to Grow at CAGR of 6.6% Through 2020, Says GBI Research in Its Report Published at MarketPublishers.com 4
... kill cervical cancer cells missed by chemotherapy , , TUESDAY, ... Avastin to radiation and chemotherapy improves results for patients ... mifepristone (RU-486, the so-called abortion pill) to chemotherapy kills ... are the conclusions of two reports on new trends ...
... OrthoSynetics(TM), the largest,provider of business services to orthodontic ... by hiring four new team members with,extensive experience ... year, we have bolstered our leadership team and,infrastructure ... said Chris Roussos, president and CEO of OrthoSynetics. ...
... Primary Less Than One Week Away, AARP Members,Gather ... They Debate,In Philadelphia., PHILADELPHIA, April 15 ... primary vote, the nation will be,watching Sen. Barack ... for,the Democratic Party,s presidential nomination during a debate ...
... Va., April 15 The American,Chemistry Council (ACC) ... Toxicology Program,s (NTP) Center for the Evaluation of,Risks ... last year,yesterday,s release of the draft NTP Brief ... or high level concerns for adverse effects of,bisphenol ...
... colon cancer, premature aging poses worries for manned missions ... -- Astronauts may be at increased risk of colon ... in space, a new report says. , The study, ... for Cancer Research annual meeting in San Diego, has ...
... tumors may be a factor, experts suggest, , , TUESDAY, ... of breast cancer dropped dramatically after millions of American ... doesn,t seem to have benefited black women. ... stayed essentially the same for black women from 2002 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment 2Health News:Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment 3Health News:OrthoSynetics(TM) Expands Sales Team; Prepares to Grow 2Health News:AARP to Host Discussion and Debate Watch Event 2Health News:AARP to Host Discussion and Debate Watch Event 3Health News:Draft National Toxicology Program Report Supports Safety of Bisphenol A 2Health News: Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts 2Health News:Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use 2Health News:Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Personal Accident ... and Opportunities to 2017 ... The report provides in depth market analysis, ... accident and health insurance segment, including: • ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 The National Necrotizing ... Fernando Davila has been successfully treated for a life ... Dr, Anibal R. Gauto , Medical Director of Inpatient ... Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California ... pioneered by Dr. John Crew at Seton Hospital ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ... announced that its VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis ... European Union for routine pathology, including primary diagnosis ... VENTANA Virtuoso software coupled with either the VENTANA ... scanner, provides automated digital slide creation, case management ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 23Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 2Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 3Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 4Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 5Rancho Mirage, California Physician Saves Casino Worker from Deadly 'Flesh Eating Disease' 6Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 3
... Md., July 26, 2011 Vapotherm announced today ... device developed specifically for homecare and other low ... the U.S. and European markets. ... patients in home and other extended care environments. ...
... July 26, 2011 Patients at Resurrection Medical Center (RMC), ... now receive non-invasive, whole-body PET/CT scans in just minutes. The ... in the world, the new 128-slice PET/CT scanner is a ... imaging techniques within a single machine. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vapotherm Announces Commercial Launch of Flowrest® Homecare Device 2Resurrection Medical Center First in Chicago - 8th in the World - to Offer 128-Slice PET/CT Scanner Technology 2
... drying system, 220-240 V, includes Model 583 gel ... 583 gel dryer is a vacuum-based gel dryer ... cm with variable temperature control and three preprogrammed ... vacuum pump used for pulling vacuum on gel ...
... system utilizes a hot air drying device for ... to four drying frames at once. Gels are ... viewing. The assembly table is recessed to provide ... frame. This 230 V, 50 Hz system includes ...
The GelAir™ dryer is a component of the GelAir drying system. Supplied as a 115 V, 60 Hz gel drying oven....
... voltage power supply, the 105 is very simple ... switch control the output, which is variable in ... two-position switch toggles the bright LED display from ... is equipped with an over current detector for ...
Medicine Products: