Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Pacemaker for the Brain

(picture from the ADvance Study website)
Two local hospitals, Butler Hospital & Rhode Island Hospital, will begin testing the effects of deep brain stimulation, or DBS, as a treatment for those with Alzheimer's Disease. According to the press release, this is a disease affecting more than 5 million people in the US and has no cure; they are hoping to investigate the safety and effect of DBS on memory loss and cognition. It is also called a 'pacemaker for the brain',using an implanted electrical device to stimulate a part of the brain. Read on...

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