Researchers of a new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation,
Obesity is associated with lower post-meal activation in the prefrontal cortex. A recent study suggests that tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) modifies cortical excitability and may facilitate improved control of eating.
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists reports that a clinical trial had shows, noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy--alone or in combination--improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).
Groundbreaking research by Megan Rich, University of Alabama at Birmingham, promises to revolutionize curing diseases and, in a larger sense, helps us understand how the brain works.
Results of a clinical study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that stimulating the vagus nerve significantly improves measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Beginning in January 2018, Prof. Robert Newcomb (ECE) will lead a University of Maryland (UMD) First-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) research stream on Neural Systems and Neurotechnologies.
A UMD posting states that this research mainly aims to minimize the risks of, complement and eventually replace clinical trials and animal testing via the use of realistic, predictive computational models of human anatomy.
More evidence suggests that 10 kHz may NOT be the only effective frequency for kilohertz-frequency epidural stimulation. This report suggests that both 4 kHz and 10 kHz stimulation allowed patients to benefit from high-frequency stimulation.
A new non-invasive neuromodulation technology may treat and prevent elevated intra-ocular pressure in patients with glaucoma.
Among other non-pharmacologic solutions, medical devices promise help to RLS sufferers.