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Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that if the brain is 'tuned-in' to a particular frequency, pain can be alleviated.

Chronic pain — pain which lasts for more than six months — is a real pro...

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How Can Theoretical Computer Science Inform Neuroscience?

I wish I knew!

Today, there’s a thriving interaction between TCS and physics (mostly centered around quantum computing, but also around, for example, phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems). There’s also a ...

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Consciousness On–Off Switch Discovered Deep in Brain

One moment you’re conscious, the next you’re not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Scientists have been probing individual regions of the brain for ...

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A Skin Patch to Treat Peanut Allergies Just Passed a Crucial Test

A wearable patch used to treat peanut allergies has shown tremendous promise in a recently concluded clinical trial, performing particularly well among young children.

It’s called the Viaskin Peanut Patch, and it administers sma...

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The Vagus Nerve: A Back Door for Brain Hacking

Doctors stimulate a nerve in the neck to treat epilepsy, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and a half dozen other ailments

“This is a bottle of pills,” says J.P. Errico, showing me something that’s obviously not a bottle of pill...

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Breakthrough Technology Heals Organs with a Single Touch

Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin c...

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tDCS – A Therapy For The Future?

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation method which uses electrical currents to modulate neuronal activity in specific parts of the brain. A constant, low intensity current is deli...

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Organic ink may restore sight to blind people

A simple retinal prosthesis has been developed in cooperation between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Fabricated utilizing cheap and widely-available natural pigments used i...

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Brain-shocking therapy may work by boosting calcium in the brain

We might finally be figuring out how an increasingly popular therapy that uses electricity to boost the brain’s functioning has its effects – by pushing up levels of calcium in cells.

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDC...

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Unexpected Benefits of tDCS in Depressed Patients

The application of novel brain stimulation techniques to treat depression, and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders, is a new and rapidly growing field. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is em...

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Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills?

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, an event that brought together...

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The Science and Snake Oil of Neurostimulation

What if learning a skill only required donning a cap that used electric currents to tickle your brain in just the right way?

This is the question posed in an explanatory video released in tandem with a new report which claims to...

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Massage Therapy And Neurostimulation For Pain Relief

Based on Advanced Pain Management, a clinic specializing in the implantable, reversible pain management program,"neurostimulation therapy treatment, also called spinal cord stimulation, is the safe delivery of low voltage elect...

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Sensory Stimulation May Benefit Patients with Dementia

HealthDay News — For patients with dementia, there are many available sensory interventions that seem to have significant effects, according to a review published online March 31 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Benedict S. S...

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These Mind-Boosting Magnets Effective In Treating Anxiety and Depression

One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from ...

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Could Brain Stimulation be a Therapy For Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia nervosa affects millions of people throughout the world. It has a high mortality rate and the therapies that are currently available are highly ineffective. Yet only 10–30% of adults with anorexia recover with psychotherapy, ...

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Laser heat could improve prostate cancer treatment

Researchers have found that an experimental treatment - the precise application of heat via laser to a tumour - is not only feasible and safe in men with intermediate risk of prostate cancer but can also help avoid certain side effect...

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Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation to Alleviate Addictions

According to government figures, 21.5 million Americans suffer from a substance abuse disorder, alcoholism being the most frequent. As of 2014,

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New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s pat...

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A Comparison of Brain Stimulation Techniques

We’re often asked what makes Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) different from some of the other brain stimulation techniques currently available. While there are numerous cranial stimulation technologies currently being s...

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How New Tech Makes Hacking Human Brain a Reality

Your thoughts are your own, right? Perhaps not. New technology is bringing that day closer when the unscrupulous may actually be able to hack human thoughts.

It raises a number of new ethical concerns for this brave new world we...

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Why Choose Spinal Cord Stimulation (Neurostimulation Therapy)?

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (Neurostimulation Therapy)?

Spinal cord stimulation is delivered with a small spinal cord stimulator—similar to a pacemaker—that is implanted under the skin. The neurostimulator delivers mild elec...

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Five Up and Coming Health Technologies

New technology is transforming health care every day and is contributing to a more connected model of care. Traditional, non-connected devices may soon make way for technology that is taking advantage of new scientific breakthroughs. ...

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