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Live brain models used in hunt for Alzheimers treatment

Studying tiny ‘live’ models of the human brain has helped researchers understand its aging and find a key to potential treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. University of Queensland scientists have found different cellular mechanisms that can either accelerate or reduce brain cell deterioration. Professor Ernst Wolvetang studied organoids, models that closely mimic the […]

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Deep brain stimulation for post-stroke rehabilitation shows upper extremity functional improvement

Targeting the dentate nucleus with deep brain stimulation (DBS) was safe and feasible for promoting post-stroke rehabilitation in a first-in-human study at Cleveland Clinic. Treatment response in the phase I EDEN trial of dentate nucleus DBS for upper extremity hemiparesis from stroke was encouraging, enabling the procedure to advance to a phase II randomized controlled […]