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Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off | Video on TED.com

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction.
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John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you.
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Watson's medical expertise offered commercially

Watson's medical expertise offered commercially | cognition | Scoop.it
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dr. Watson is accepting new patients.
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In both applications, doctors or insurance company workers will access Watson through a tablet or computer. Watson will quickly compare a patient's medical records to what it has learned and make several recommendations in decreasing order of confidence.

In the cancer program, the computer will be considering what treatment is most likely to succeed. In the insurance program, it will consider what treatment should be authorized for payment.

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