AI Predicts Success of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

November 28, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

MEDTECH AI uncovers biomarker to predict deep brain stimulation successes in depression- NIH study
“To find the biomarker, the scientists used [MORE]

A “Brain Pacemaker” for Depression

November 21, 2023 | | Posted in Newsletter

Motif Neurotech successfully implants pea-sized ‘brain pacemaker’ for depression
Neurostimulation has been proven to help relieve symptoms of major depressive disorder—including [MORE]

“Hello World,” from an ALS Patient Using a Neuroprosthetic

March 15, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Synchron Stentrode brain computer interface
“Philip O’Keefe, a 62-year-old amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient in Australia recently became the first person [MORE]

Diagnosing Mood Disorders with a Blood Test

June 22, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diagnosing Mood Disorders with a Blood Test
Biomarker indicators for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and HIV have brought important changes to [MORE]

Biomarker Test for Bipolar and Depression Disorders

April 13, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mood disorders and BDNF
“Australian scientists have developed and validated a world-first test that is claimed to accurately measure levels of [MORE]

Measuring Cortisol in Cerumen

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Measuring cortisol in cerumen with special cotton swab
Two groups of researchers in London have created and tested a simple tool [MORE]

A Serotonin-Sensing Ingestible

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ingestible capsule that could help demystify the gut-brain axis
With funding from the NSF, University of Maryland electrical engineers have developed [MORE]

An Injectable Neural Stimulation Electrode

February 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kip Ludwig holds syringe with injectrode
Neuromoduation, via electrical stimulation, is a technique for treating seizures, chronic pain, depression, and opioid [MORE]

Digitizing Mental Health

October 1, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smartphone psychiatry
In the “smartphone psychiatry movement,” typing speed, voice tone, and word choice can be “biomarkers” for suicide risk.  Such [MORE]

A Biomarker for Suicide

July 16, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Psychiatry scientists at Yale University have found that in patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but not from major depressive [MORE]

Measuring Dopamine in Blood

May 14, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Point of care sensor measures dopamine
A blood test for depression is now conceivable based on a detector that researchers at [MORE]

Measuring Serotonin

July 24, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Only two things can really make you happy…..serotonin and dopamine….., so read a T-shirt at a neurobiology conference in Stockholm. [MORE]

Is Your Phone Smarter than Your Shrink?

October 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Does excessive cellphone use contribute to depression, or do depressed people simply use their phones more, constantly checking on emails, [MORE]

Blood Marker Test for Depression

December 2, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Here’s a piece that well illustrates Leroy Hood’s “4 P’s” of personalized medicine (i.e. personalized, predictive, preventative, participatory). Investigators at [MORE]