Surface Implant for Sensing Deep Brain Activity

March 12, 2024 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transparent brain implant can read deep neural activity from the surface
“Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed [MORE]


August 24, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Understanding misophonia
Literally, misophonia means hatred of sounds—everyday sounds, like chewing, swallowing and breathing.  People with this condition can have alarmingly [MORE]

Transcranial Ultrasound Is Neuron Type Selective

July 13, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transcranial focused ultrasound neuromodulation
Biomedical engineers at Carnegie Mellon University report “that excitatory and inhibitory neurons are intrinsically different in response [MORE]

Flow Monitor for Hydrocephalus Shunts

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flow sense hydrocephalus monitor
Rhaeos (Evanston, IL), a spinout from Northwestern University, specializes in addressing hydrocephalus, and this piece describes its [MORE]

Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Severe Respiratory Distress

September 22, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

gammaCore non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator
Implanted vagus nerve stimulators have been in use for nearly a quarter of a century for [MORE]

Creating a “Parts List” for Brain Research

December 17, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scientists find differences between human and mouse brain cells
Research neurologists have identified 75 cell types that exist in the cortex [MORE]

“BrainNet” Links Three Minds to One Problem

October 15, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gaming through brainwaves
This piece might recall the old saw that a camel is a horse designed by a committee.  Researchers [MORE]

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]