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金沙城娱乐手机app安卓版:Smart implants may alleviate neurological conditions

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By Kurt Kleiner SMART implants in the brains of people with neurological disorders could eventually help develop treatments for people with Parkinson’s disease, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. Last week, a team from Medtronic of Minneapolis, Minnesota, reported on their design for a neurostimulator at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society meeting in Minneapolis. The devices use electrodes to deliver deep stimulation to specific parts of the brain. Neurostimulators are already approved to treat conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder. But existing devices deliver stimulation on a set schedule,