Navigation Links
Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals
Date:9/12/2008

Could help in treatment of Parkinson's, epilepsy and depression, researchers say

FRIDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless deep brain stimulation sensor that can monitor levels of brain chemicals has been developed by Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues.

The wireless instantaneous neurotransmitter concentration sensor (WINCS) is surgically implanted in the brain to provide real-time measurement of chemicals such as dopamine, glutamate and serotonin.

Monitoring levels of these chemicals may help neurosurgeons determine the best placement of stimulating electrodes during deep brain stimulation (DBS) and improve patient outcomes, the researchers said.

In DBS, mild electrical signals are used to reorganize the brain's electrical and chemical activity to treat symptoms of a number of conditions that affect the brain, including Parkinson's, epilepsy, depression, chronic pain and tremors.

"Potential future implications for (WINCS) are immense," Dr. Kendall Lee, a neurosurgeon and director of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratory, said. "WINCS may be part of a smart deep brain stimulation device that is able to regulate neurotransmitter systems in the brain to better treat diseases such as Parkinson's disease, depression, chronic pain and others."

Details about the sensor were to be presented Friday at the American Academy of Neurological Surgery meeting, in Sedona, Ariz.

More information

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons has more about deep brain stimulation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, news release, Sept. 12, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Realtime Technologies Launches SHIMMER - a Wearable Health Sensor for Both Connected and Wireless Environments
2. Solidica Awarded 2008 Best of Sensors Expo Honor for Breakthrough Battery Health Monitor
3. Mayfly-Mimicking Sensor to Replace Proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine
4. No More Needles? Georgetown University Teams with Gentag and SAIC to Develop New Glucose Sensor Technology with Wireless Connection to Cell Phones
5. The cause of all hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II cases has been established
6. Autistic mannerisms reduced by sensory treatment
7. New nanotube sensor can continuously monitor minute amounts of insulin
8. Redox-active iron is a sensor of cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimers disease
9. Home Guardian Releases Innovative Sensor System to Keep Seniors Safe
10. Sensor necklace aims to increase elderly and clinical trial participant drug compliance
11. MITs PANTHER sensor quickly detects pathogens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sensor Detects Levels of Brain Chemicals 
(Date:1/24/2020)... ... 24, 2020 , ... The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus was first identified ... Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. The virus is believed to have started in the ... were infected. , EPA has confirmed that the 2019 novel coronavirus-Wuhan (also 2019-nCoV) ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... The Icahn School of ... and patient care—today announced the recipients of the first-of-its-kind Distinguished Scholar Award, a ... Medicine. The awards aim to mitigate gender gaps in medical research by supporting ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased ... and Vice President of Dairy and Frozen, Jimmy Farber to discuss their healthy, affordable ... organic food and snack options at an affordable price. The company believes that the ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Santa Rosa, California. ... facility features and amenities. , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... Park Avenue based ... jschildhorn.com. Dr. Schildhorn is excited to bring this new digital portal for patient education ... and attended medical school at Temple University. With over 12 years of hands-on experience, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Each year Therapy and Beyond, a leading ABA ... that are designed for 100+ moms of children with autism. This event allows moms ... a night of carefree fun. The highly anticipated 3rd annual North Houston Mom’s Mingle ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... In the largest genetic sequencing study ... with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards teasing apart ... delay, conditions which often overlap. The study results are published online January 23 ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... Meridian Senior Living assisted living community, has received a deficiency-free survey in ... very excited to receive a deficiency-free survey from the State,” said Glen Cummins ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: