Navigation Links
New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals
Date:3/19/2009

lectrodes are placed deep into areas of the brain and programmed to disrupt neurons that are firing incorrectly.

In many patients, blocking the abnormal nerve signals helps alleviate some of the movement problems.

Stimulating the spinal cord could be an improvement over deep brain stimulation because it's considered semi-invasive and the electrodes are easier to implant, Nicolelis said.

In the study, researchers implanted a device to stimulate the dorsal column of the rodents' spinal cords, which carry tactile signals to the brain. While the spinal cord stimulation did not rid the animals of all symptoms, the rodents were able to take 80 percent less medicine.

"We see an almost immediate and dramatic change in the animal's ability to function," Nicolelis said.

Dr. Michael Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation, said the results were "interesting."

"Although the observations are preliminary, they are intriguing given our current difficulty in treating dopamine-resistant gait disorders in human sufferers of the disease," Okun said. "More research will be required to confirm these effects before moving into human trials."

For now, deep brain stimulation remains one of the last options for Parkinson's patients. About 71 percent of patients who underwent the procedure experienced an improvement in symptoms, according to a study published in January in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Doctors don't know precisely why the electrical stimulation works, though a study in the March 19 online issue of Science Express provides some clues.

Researchers from Stanford used a technique called "optogenetics" to study neural circuits in the brain. They found that in rodents with dopamine deficiencies, stimulating the neural wires called axons that converge in the subthalmic nucleas region of the brain had a greater effect on improvin
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
2. New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
3. Broad-based group of physicians calls for improvement in stroke treatment
4. Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment
5. Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD
6. Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
7. U of M study: Early treatment can reverse heart damage
8. Biologic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of cancer
9. New Treatment Explored for Cluster Headaches
10. Thailand: Partners Open Free AIDS Treatment Clinic in Renowned AIDS Temple in Lop Buri
11. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Parkinson's Treatment Shows Promise in Animals
(Date:4/23/2014)... predict which patients might suffer potentially fatal side-effects from ... assesses brain scans using pattern recognition software similar to ... been developed by researchers at Imperial College London. Results ... which used the software are published in the journal ... 15 million people each year worldwide. Ischemic strokes are ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... and vegetables are often displayed in the popular ... also plenty of high-sugar foods. A new study ... is portrayed in children,s TV programmes as well ... dietary habits and weight status. , Steingerdur Olafsdottir,s ... in the popular Swedish children,s TV show Bolibompa. ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents, marijuana ... a sigh of relief. According to a new study ... of data from states with and without medical marijuana ... use among adolescents. The study is published online in ... Health . , "Any time a state considers ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... have shown that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor ... neurons and axons. From the perspective of neural ... Yat-sen University in China observed the effects of ... cell proliferation and expression of basic fibroblast growth ... brain on the infarct side. The researchers found ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in ... percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning ... the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of ... trials. , That,s good news for a large portion ... with epilepsy whose seizures can,t be controlled with medications ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 2Health News:Airport security-style technology could help doctors decide on stroke treatment 3Health News:High-calorie and low-nutrient foods in kids' TV 2Health News:RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents 2Health News:Newly approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy 2
... brief immobilization than with bandage or boot, study finds, , , ... sprains recover faster with a short period of immobilization in ... use of either a tubular compression bandage or a Bledsoe ... with receiving one of the four types of joint support, ...
... intended to help reduce cardiovascular disease in womenWASHINGTON, ... could force some women to make tough choices ... Murkowski (R-AK) and Congresswomen Lois Capps (D-CA) and ... would expand access to screening and lifestyle counseling ...
... 12 The Disabled American Veterans today applauds ... timely and predictable funding for veterans health care ... to the budget process."The Veterans Health Care Budget ... government more efficient, transparent and accountable. These are ...
... S.C., Feb. 12 Charleston Laboratories, Inc, an,emerging ... vomiting (OINV) in opioid pharmaceuticals, announced preliminary,findings from ... Questionnaire,or OSQ, which will be used in Charleston,s ... pilot methodology study was designed to test the ...
... Authentidate Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: ADAT ), a ... management services, today announced financial results for the fiscal ... President of Authentidate, stated, "Revenue growth slowed during the ... impacted our results. Although total revenues were down ...
... be the only thing that can be using to enhance eyelashes. ... was developed through years of research by Allergan, a pharmaceutical leader ... , ... Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2009 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Casting Seems Best for Severe Ankle Sprains 2Health News:Stabenow, Murkowski, Capps and Bono Mack Reintroduce HEART for Women Act 2Health News:Stabenow, Murkowski, Capps and Bono Mack Reintroduce HEART for Women Act 3Health News:Stabenow, Murkowski, Capps and Bono Mack Reintroduce HEART for Women Act 4Health News:Veterans Health Care Funding Reform Bill Promises Transparency, Accountability 2Health News:Veterans Health Care Funding Reform Bill Promises Transparency, Accountability 3Health News:Charleston Conducts Evaluation of an Opioid Symptoms Questionnaire 2Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 2Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 3Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 4Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 5Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 6Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 7Health News:Authentidate Holding Corp. Reports Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Results 8Health News:Make Lashes Longer, Thicker, and Darker with Latisse™ 2Health News:Make Lashes Longer, Thicker, and Darker with Latisse™ 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CLSN ... institutional investors to purchase an aggregate of approximately $15 ... registered direct offering, led by a dedicated health care ... agreements with these investors pursuant to which the Company ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) announces that ... to the announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares ... of the waiver, the transaction is no longer conditional on OFT ... 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through ... of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and ... Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry ... member of the board. From 1975 to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: