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Deep Brain Stimulation

Doctors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) successfully treated a severely depressed patient by identifying and harnessing brain circuits associated with depressed brain patterns. Doctors have tried to re-establish these patterns, which they believe is equivalent to wearing a pacemaker. This work, which marks a milestone in the use of neuroscience to treat ..

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Apollo Hospitals unveiled an advanced centre for movement disorders

Apollo Hospitals has unveiled an advanced centre for movement disorders in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It will provide medical and surgical treatment for patients affected by various movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease. It would offer Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgeries and other services to treat a wide spectrum of diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy, ..


Asia’s first female neurosurgeon Dr. T S Kanaka passes away

Dr. Thanjavur Santhanakrishna Kanaka (86), who was Asia’s first & world’s third female neurosurgeon, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on November 14, 2018. She served in the Indian Army as a commissioned officer during the 1962-1963 Sino-Indian War. Beside this, she was the first neurosurgeon in India to perform chronic electrode implants in ..