Scientists of the Johns Hopkins University Medicine they developed the "Pacemaker " what is a pacemaker brain against Alzheimer's, whose function is to reverse the cognitive decline associated with the disease.
Currently there is no cure for this disease, so experts say that by 2050 the number of people over 65 with Alzheimer's could triple.
According to information published on the university's website, the researchers implanted the neurostimulator in the brain of a patient who was in the initial stage of the disease.
This method focuses on the use of low voltage electrical charges that are recorded in the brain to deeply stimulate this body to improve memory and prevent people from losing their memories, as well as the ability to do their tasks correctly.
The researchers explain that for surgery only two perforations are made in the front part of the brain where two electrodes are inserted that will emit electrical impulses in the area where learning and memories are recorded.
The electrodes are connected to a device very similar to a pacemaker which generates electrical impulses in the brain at a speed of 130 times per second.
This is proven, since in a previous Canadian study this type of brain pacemaker was implanted in patients and an increase in glucose metabolism (an indicator of neuronal activity) was recorded for 13 months.
Paul B. Rosenberg, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Medicin and ensures that this brain pacemaker against Alzheimer's tries to improve the function of the brain mechanically.
The specialist details that 40 patients are expected to receive the implant of deep brain stimulation in 2013.
Apparently this brain pacemaker has more beneficial functions for the human body, since it has been used to reverse the damage caused by Parkinson's disease, so it has been implanted in more than 80 thousand people in the last 15 years, as It shows in the following video:
In addition, other researchers have tested the brain's deep stimulation to control depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders and aggression. And you, would you be willing to implant this brain pacemaker?
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