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This month, a brain surgery will be broadcast on live TV for the first time ever

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On Oct. 25, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast the actual brain surgery of an actual patient on live TV. The two-hour show, appropriately called "Brain Surgery Live," is in partnership wit…
October 07, 2015

Medtronic receives FDA approval for Parkinson's therapy

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Medtronic PLC announced Food and Drug Administration approval Wednesday to sell a deep-brain stimulation device that can treat complications from Parkinson’s disease much earlier than before.
February 17, 2016

Watch: The brain may be able to repair itself - with help

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Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues m…
December 01, 2015

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness

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Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were ai…
March 03, 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years

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People with Parkinson's disease who undergo deep brain stimulation may experience long-term pain relief, a small, new study from Korea suggests. However, three-quarters of the patients developed new p…
March 23, 2015

FDA approve brain implant for treating symptoms of Parkinson's

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The US Food and Drug Administration have given approval to an implantable brain stimulation device for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor when medication alone is unable…
June 15, 2015

Brain imaging breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment

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Scientists at Duke University Hospital are using MRI technology to develop a three-dimensional map of the human brain stem. It gives doctors the highest level of detail ever, and it could improve care…
June 19, 2015

Could This Head Gear Help Treat Parkinson's Disease?

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Transcranial stimulation, or stimulating the brain from outside the skull, has become one of the hottest areas in biomedical engineering.
June 25, 2015

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

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Research published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.
September 09, 2015

The Medical Minute: With Parkinson's disease, countering symptoms is key

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Research on Parkinson’s has found that the neurons are dying for a reason, so replacing dying cells with stem cells tends not to work – the new cells come under attack just as the old ones did.
December 03, 2015

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