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MIT new method of stimulating neurons

MIT Researchers Develop New Method of Stimulating Neurons

To manipulate neural cells, doctors and scientists routinely use two methods – electrical stimulation and chemical pharmaceuticals. However, these methods have their drawbacks. Chemicals are usually slow to take effect and have side effects, while electrical stimulation usually requires invasive wires, and is nearly impossible to administer within certain parts of the brain. Now, researchers […]
Magnet Controlled Brain Implant

Rice University Researchers Develop Magnet-Controlled Brain Implant

A team of Rice University engineers has developed the first-ever neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. This breakthrough may make possible imbedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt. The integrated microsystem, called MagNI (for magnetoelectric neural implant), incorporates […]
Wearables for Parkinsons study

Wearables Should Replace Self-Reporting Diaries for Tracking Parkinson’s Symptom, Says New Study

According to a new study published in the journal npj Digital Medicine, wearable technology can be a better alternative to self-reporting diaries to track symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease. “For clinicians to effectively manage the disease and for researchers to develop new therapies, high quality data are critical,” said Paolo Bonato, a senior author […]
Abbott FDA DBS system

Abbott Secures FDA’s Expanded Indication for its Deep Brain Stimulation System for Parkinson’s Treatment

Abbott’s Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system has received an expanded clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include targeting of an area of the brain called the internal globus pallidus (GPi). The GPi plays an integral role in the motor function and can be targeted with DBS to improve the symptoms […]
PROTXX collaboration in Alberta

PROTXX Collaborates with Healthcare Providers, Universities and Machine Learning Developers in Alberta

Silicon Valley-based digital healthcare technology pioneer PROTXX, Inc. announced a broad collaboration with Alberta-based organizations. These organizations include Alberta Health Services (AHS), independent clinical healthcare providers, machine learning developers, and three universities in Alberta. Pilot testing of the PROTXX precision medicine platform has been launched to quantify corresponding improvements in healthcare service quality, patient outcomes, […]
SpeechVive for Parkinsons

This Wearable Device Can Improve Speech of People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

People afflicted with Parkinson’s disease usually develop speech impediment; their speech become quieter and less clear that before the disease affected them. In many cases, these people improve their speech with speech therapy. Now, Purdue University researchers have developed a wearable device that can help people with Parkinson’s speak louder and more clearly, by working […]