Daily Archives: June 18, 2010

DBS for Tremor

Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The catch was, he had to […]

Typing With Brain Waves

For people who can’t talk or communicate because of injury or stroke, their own body can be a prison. What if you could type on a computer screen just by thinking of the letters? Sounds impossible, right? Researchers are now able to do that in a lab. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say one day patients […]