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Andres Lozano: El mal de Parkinson, depresión y el interruptor que podría apagarlos

TEDxCaltech · 15:34 · Filmed Jan 2013
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La estimulación cerebral profunda se ha vuelto muy precisa. Esta técnica permite a los cirujanos colocar electrodos en prácticamente cualquier área del cerebro, y encenderla o apagarla — como un radio o un termostato — para corregir desperfectos. Un vistazo drástico a las técnicas emergentes, en donde una mujer con mal de Parkinson deja de temblar instantáneamente y las partes del cerebro erosionadas por la enfermedad, vuelven a la vida. (Filmado en TEDxCaltech.)

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Neurosurgeon
The chair of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, Andres Lozano has pioneered the use of deep brain stimulation for treating Parkinson’s, depression, anorexia and Alzheimer’s disease. Full bio

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