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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.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation recognizes exceptional research in mental illness

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation recognizes exceptional research in mental illness

Using mobile and wearable proprietary technologies to remotely monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Using mobile and wearable proprietary technologies to remotely monitor Parkinson’s disease symptoms

New non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression and dementia

New non-invasive treatment for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression and dementia

Researchers localize specific brain circuit mediating addiction remission

Researchers localize specific brain circuit mediating addiction remission

New, soft implantable probe can monitor fluctuations in brain chemicals

New, soft implantable probe can monitor fluctuations in brain chemicals

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

Cannabidiol for Parkinson's disease symptom management

New model provides a deep physiology-based explanation of how deep brain stimulation works

New model provides a deep physiology-based explanation of how deep brain stimulation works

Study identifies two types of brain cells involved in organizing discrete memories

Study identifies two types of brain cells involved in organizing discrete memories

Pioneering technique uses a magnetic device to stimulate touch sensitive brain glial cells

Pioneering technique uses a magnetic device to stimulate touch sensitive brain glial cells

Study could aid in the development of adaptive DBS treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study could aid in the development of adaptive DBS treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Research offers new insight on the origins of stuttering

Research offers new insight on the origins of stuttering

Study provides a new target for therapeutic intervention in Parkinson's disease

Study provides a new target for therapeutic intervention in Parkinson's disease

Merging AI with targeted electrical brain stimulation to improve specific human brain functions

Merging AI with targeted electrical brain stimulation to improve specific human brain functions

Northwestern scientists receive awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research

Northwestern scientists receive awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research

Using deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s Disease

Using deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s Disease

U of M Udall Center receives $11.3 million grant to continue research on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

U of M Udall Center receives $11.3 million grant to continue research on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease

First-in-human study of DBS for post-stroke rehabilitation shows encouraging results

First-in-human study of DBS for post-stroke rehabilitation shows encouraging results

Use of wearable and wireless inertial sensor systems for treating movement disorders

Use of wearable and wireless inertial sensor systems for treating movement disorders

On-demand brain stimulation alleviates severe depression

On-demand brain stimulation alleviates severe depression

Increased signaling by sonic hedgehog protein can inhibit LID in Parkinson's patients

Increased signaling by sonic hedgehog protein can inhibit LID in Parkinson's patients