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Neurotechnology – News and Features

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New Advance in Neural Stimulation Tech Could Help Treat Neurological Disorders

The MagPatch is an array of magnetic microcoils, promising single-neuron precision for cochlear implants and vagus nerve stimulation.
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Using Heart Rate To Guide Brain Stimulation for Depression

Study led by Brigham investigators suggests heart rate may be a useful tool to determine where to stimulate the brains of individuals with depressive disorders when brain scans aren’t available
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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region Crucial for Attention Control

Researchers have linked a region in the brain to how humans redirect thoughts and attention when distracted, offering insights into side effects of Parkinson's disease treatment.
Rice University engineers have developed the first miniaturized brain stimulator.
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Smallest Implantable Brain Stimulator Developed for Human Patients

Rice University engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device can be powered wirelessly.
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Filtering and Predictive Issues in the Brain Are Linked to Psychosis

Inside the brains of people with psychosis, two key systems are malfunctioning: a “filter” that directs attention toward important events and thoughts, and a “predictor” composed of pathways that anticipate rewards.
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fMRI Interpretation Is Not As Straightforward as It Seems

A landmark study, led by Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, professor of neurology and associate director of UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center, could alter how researchers interpret results from functional magnetic resonance imaging.
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Parkinson's Medication Delivery Via Infusion Pump Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial

An international, multisite phase 3 trial co-led by a University of Cincinnati researcher found Parkinson’s disease medication delivered through an infusion pump is safe and effective at reducing symptoms for longer periods of time.
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Researchers Demonstrate Brain's Adaptation to External Stimulation for the First Time

For the first time, researchers have shown that non-invasive brain stimulation can change a specific brain mechanism that is directly related to human behavior.
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Brain Neurons Actively Involved in Processing Heart and Breath Signals

Researchers are investigating how exactly the brain processes the incoming stream of information from the heart and lungs, leading to a broader understanding of brain-body integration and the resulting health or disease.
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VR and Electrical Brain Stimulation Show Promise in Trial for PTSD

Combining transcranial stimulation with virtual reality exposure significantly reduced PTSD symptoms in veterans.
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