A Chip and Pacemaker Could Treat Parkinson's Disease and Depression

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An international research team is investigating neurophysiology and human behavior in order to develop a 'brain pacemaker' and chip to treat brain issues such as Parkinson's, depression, and traumatic brain injury.  The team is currently investigating healthy brain patterns in order to determine the type of therapy that could be delivered by pacemakers.  Current technology is not sophisticated enough to deliver electric signals to specific regions of the brain to simulate neuronal activity.  In addition to studying the brain, the team is developing a 'Rehabilitation Nano Chip' to serve as the sensory and therapeutic delivery system.  The researches hope to miniaturize the electrodes and sensors in order to provide more accurate brain stimulation.

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