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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems. The procedure is also used to treat essential tremor, a common neurological movement disorder. At present, the procedure is used only for patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.
$6.6 million grant awarded to develop new device for treating mental health disorders

$6.6 million grant awarded to develop new device for treating mental health disorders

Researchers elucidate mechanisms underlying spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's

Researchers elucidate mechanisms underlying spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's

Study elucidates brain circuit mechanism that causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease

Study elucidates brain circuit mechanism that causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease

Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Journal Of Parkinson's Disease announces recipients of first Parkinson Prize

Research could pave way for using machine learning to guide treatment for Parkinson’s

Research could pave way for using machine learning to guide treatment for Parkinson’s

Targeted deep brain stimulation may improve treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Targeted deep brain stimulation may improve treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

Researchers use optogenetics to successfully induce arm movements in monkeys

Researchers use optogenetics to successfully induce arm movements in monkeys

New MRI techniques can improve outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease

New MRI techniques can improve outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease

DFG to establish ten new Collaborative Research Centers

DFG to establish ten new Collaborative Research Centers

Molecular pair offers hope for development of new Parkinson's treatment

Molecular pair offers hope for development of new Parkinson's treatment

Research shows how traumatic stress can cause aggression

Research shows how traumatic stress can cause aggression

How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

How the brain makes a limb feel like it does not belong

Light-based deep brain stimulation used to treat motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease models

Light-based deep brain stimulation used to treat motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease models

Researchers are closer to developing fast, flexible, and powerful bioelectronic devices

Researchers are closer to developing fast, flexible, and powerful bioelectronic devices

Research provides better understanding of how tremor happens

Research provides better understanding of how tremor happens

Study provides new insight on neural basis of tremors

Study provides new insight on neural basis of tremors

Research could improve lives of some people with treatment-resistant depression

Research could improve lives of some people with treatment-resistant depression

Potential Parkinson's treatment effectively targets a specific group of brain cells

Potential Parkinson's treatment effectively targets a specific group of brain cells

Study may help explain why deep-brain stimulation does not work for everyone

Study may help explain why deep-brain stimulation does not work for everyone

Swimming a 'no-no' for those undergoing deep brain stimulation therapy

Swimming a 'no-no' for those undergoing deep brain stimulation therapy