Amanda and Sara Eldritch, the twins who became famous after undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery for their OCD, were found dead with gunshot wounds. Authorities believe it was a suicide pact.
Public Health April 5, 2018
A musician suffering from tremors played the flute while lying on the operating table during a brain surgery. Why is playing the musical instrument important in her procedure?
Feature | Health March 31, 2018
An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.
Neuroscience February 8, 2018
A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.
Neuroscience February 1, 2018
Laser-based simulation of affected brain cells that retrieve memory is raising hopes. This follows moderately successful laser trials on mice in MIT after scientists activated cells in the hippocampi of mice where memory is stored.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017
An open letter warns the public about the risks that come from transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a 'do-it-yourself' type of brain stimulation. Experts warn that they could be doing more harm than good.
Neuroscience July 8, 2016
Researchers have found no difference in complications from deep brain stimulation in older versus younger patients with Parkinson's disease. This could help inform physicians and surgeons about the risks associated with DBS.
Life August 27, 2014
Individuals with severe symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder who do not respond well to standard OCD treatments may undergo deep brain stimulation. A 37-year-old patient with highly resistant OCD showed improvements with the invasive treatment.
Life June 27, 2014