MR Guided Focused Ultrasound for Surgery

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Insightec’s Exablate Neuro
Beyond minimally invasive surgery there is non-invasive surgery, as this piece describes: “By focusing ultrasound waves on a [MORE]

Nanoelectronic “Thread” for Brain Probes

April 18, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neural Network
Biomechanical engineers at the University of Texas-Austin have made nanoelectronic thread for inserting probes into the brain. According to [MORE]

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

November 29, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dopamine Pathways
In two more years, the idea of clinical gene therapy will be a half-century old. Yet, during this time [MORE]

Growing New Brains

November 1, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Turning Skin Cells nto-Brain Cells-
First off, this piece is not about tissue culturing adult sized brains that might be capable [MORE]

Nokia’s Telemed Collaboration with Helsinki University Hospital

August 9, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

EEG via Nokia Phone
Some of you, particularly our friends in Finland, will remember that Nokia sponsored our first medical automation [MORE]

Brain Wave as a Vital Sign

July 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Components of ERP
Understanding what brain waves mean in terms of vital signs, as they relate to conditions such as concussion, [MORE]

Nanometric Sensor for Multiple Sclerosis

October 6, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at the Federal University of Sao Carlos (Sorocaba, Brazil) have developed a silver nitride nanoprobe that affixes to an [MORE]

A Sensor for “Animal Magnetism”

September 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Worm’s Magnetosensor
Before wondering what the roundworm’s burrowing orientation has to do with anything other than C. elegan’s existence, remember that [MORE]

High Resolution 3D imaging Maps the Brain Stem

September 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Radiologists at Duke University have produced an ultra high resolution map of the human brain stem that is a thousand [MORE]

A Wearable to Ease Migraines

September 1, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

CEFALY Electrode
The three-branched trigeminal nerve transmits sensations from the head to the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex and rostral cingulate, where migraine [MORE]

Figuring Out Echolocation

August 18, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neuroethology of Bat Echolocation
One of the most astonishing examples of human brain power is that of James Holman (1786-1857), who [MORE]

Oncogene Protein Stimulates Optic Nerve Regeneration

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optic Nerve
The rogue gallery of degenerative nerve diseases includes such afflictions as amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, deprivation of sight and [MORE]

Sleep Monitoring Headphones

June 30, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kokoon EEG Head Phones
A person’s blood pressure drops to its lowest point during REM sleep and without three periods of [MORE]

Skin Test for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

May 19, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Skin Test for Alzheimers
It has long been known that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s leave biomarkers in blood. But [MORE]