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Deep Brain Stimulation May Hold Promise for Mild Alzheimer's Disease, Johns Hopkins University Study



5/9/2012 7:53:55 AM

A study on a handful of people with suspected mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) suggests that a device that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific "memory" regions of the brain appears to increase neuronal activity. Results of the study using deep brain stimulation, a therapy already used in some patients with Parkinson's disease and depression, may offer hope for at least some with AD, an intractable disease with no cure.



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