• Jolting the brain's circuits with electricity is moving from radical to almost mainstream therapy. Some crucial hurdles remain

    5 days ago - By STAT

    In June 2015, biology professor Colleen Hanlon went to a conference on drug dependence. As she met other researchers and wandered around a glitzy Phoenix resort's conference rooms to learn about the latest work on therapies for drug and alcohol use disorders, she realized that out of the 730 posters, there were only two on brain stimulation as a potential treatment for addiction - both from her own lab at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
    Just four years later, she would lead 76 researchers on four continents in writing a consensus article about brain stimulation as an innovative tool for...
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