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UCLA Live-Tweets Brain Surgery, Posts Vine Videos (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES — It was an uncomplicated brain surgery the hospital had performed hundreds of times before (499 times, to be exact). But to celebrate Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s 500th deep brain stimulation operation Thursday, surgeons performed the world’s first live-Vined… Click Here to Read More

New device helps boost movement in Parkinson’s patients

WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Parkinson’s disease can slowly rob a person of their ability to do even the most simple, every day tasks. But a new type of technology, FDA-approved just days ago, may change the way people live with the… Click Here to Read More

Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease experienced something she hadn’t for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland. The woman… Click Here to Read More

Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Could Lessen Alzheimer’s Effects

Feb. 2, 2018 — For decades, LaVonne Moore hosted talk shows on WBCO, the Bucyrus, OH, radio station that she and her husband, Tom Moore, founded in 1962. About 5 years ago, she asked her husband to take her off the air…. Click Here to Read More

World’s first bionic eye to give millions the chance of seeing again: Chip bypasses the eyes and sends wireless signals directly to the brain

Woman, 30, saw coloured flashes, lines and spots after seven years blind Stimulator chip was inserted into her brain and signals sent from computer Now planning to send footage from tiny video camera to simulate an eye  If it works, even people… Click Here to Read More

Second Sight touts 1st-in-human Orion cortical implant

Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) today announced the first trial implantation of its Orion cortical visual prosthesis system and updated on implantations of its Argus device and enrollment in an upcoming study. The first implantation procedure was performed late last month by Dr…. Click Here to Read More

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