Deep brain magnetic stimulation provides precise and reliable activation of target neurons

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have developed what appears to be a significant improvement in the technology behind brain implants used to activate neural circuits responsible for vision, hearing or movement. The investigators, who are also affiliated with the Boston VA Healthcare System, describe their development of tiny magnetic coils capable of selectively activating target … Continue reading Deep brain magnetic stimulation provides precise and reliable activation of target neurons

Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma

An experimental drug, consisting of cells manufactured and implanted in the eye to stimulate optic nerve growth and activity, could be an entirely new way of fighting glaucoma, according to BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus is helping fund a recently launched, Phase 2 [or mid-level] clinical trial designed to test the new treatment. The trial will be … Continue reading Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma