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Pitkow receives funding for brain research

Rice Aug 01, 2014

Most neurological disorders affect multiple aspects of behavior, indicating they are likely to be brain-wide phenomena. Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Rochester, and the University of Minnesota are embarking on new research that will lead to a better understanding of information processing in the brain, and how failures in networks across the brain may result in disease.

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Electric brain stimulation alleviates some disorders

Greg Flakus, voanews.com Jun 10, 2014

Modern medicine relies mainly on drugs to cure or alleviate disorders, but for some conditions doctors apply electrical stimulation. The pacemaker, for example, helps weak hearts maintain a steady beat. Scientists are now using electrical pulses in the brain to relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease. With such advances, electrical stimulation may soon be used for a variety of other conditions.

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