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Repeated Non-invasive Electrical Stimulation Treatments could Slow Brain Tumor Growth

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA – In a first-of-its kind study, neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center tested the use of non-invasive electrical stimulation as a novel therapeutic approach to brain tumors. In this study, published in Science Advances, the scientists at the Berenson-Allen Center For Non- Invasive Brain Stimulation demonstrated that applying lowintensity […]

Institute of Functional Neuroscience’s Treatment Featured in Best Selling Author’s Book “Light that Heals”

Donna Fisher, an internationally best selling author, has written a book that describes a combination of ground-breaking new technologies that are being used to treat many conditions that previously had very little hope of cure or relief. Her book is a drugfree encyclopaedia to assist in achieving and maintaining vitality and health naturally. One of […]

‘Mild’ traumatic brain injury… not so mild after all.

Neurology Update,14th June 2019* More than half of patients presenting to an emergency department with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) are still reporting problems a year later, a US study shows. Those who had acute abnormalities on brain CT in emergency were 24% more likely to report functional impairment at 12 months that affected their […]

IFN Neuroplasticity paper creates a “splash” at Science on the Swan Conference

IFN Executive Director, Dr Randy Beck attended the Science on the Swan Conference, June 5-7, 2019, in Perth, Australia. Established as part of the Western Australian Health Translation Network, Science on the Swan event is an annual health and medical science conference that allows a unique opportunity to hear from local and international Health Science […]

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Found Effective in Reducing Depression Symptoms

ACCORDING to the latest National Health Survey, in 2017–18, just over one in 10 Australians (10.4%) had depression or feelings of depression (an increase from 8.9% in 2014–15), affecting the quality of life of over 2 million people. Mental and substance use disorders, including depression, anxiety, and drug misuse, together confer the third highest burden […]

Brain Stimulation Rapidly Revives Working Memory in Older Adults

The study was published online April 8/2019 in Nature Neuroscience. Age-related decline in working memory can be reversed using transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to synchronize rhythmic brain circuits, new research suggests. Investigators at the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University made two discoveries. First, in older adults, deficits in working memory stem from specific brain circuits […]