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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.
Data-driven algorithm predicts deep brain stimulation parameters for Parkinson’s treatment

Data-driven algorithm predicts deep brain stimulation parameters for Parkinson’s treatment

“Zone of uncertainty” communicates with the neocortex to rapidly control memory formation

“Zone of uncertainty” communicates with the neocortex to rapidly control memory formation

Neural electrical activity-based brain-computer interfaces for interacting with the human deep brain

Neural electrical activity-based brain-computer interfaces for interacting with the human deep brain

New transcranial magnetic stimulation array can help stimulate deeper tissue within the brain

New transcranial magnetic stimulation array can help stimulate deeper tissue within the brain

New research could have major implications for minimally invasive, robotically delivered brain surgery

New research could have major implications for minimally invasive, robotically delivered brain surgery

Distinct brain networks may be potential targets for neuromodulation therapies to treat depression

Distinct brain networks may be potential targets for neuromodulation therapies to treat depression

BU neuroscientists hope to uncover new ways to treat memory-related disorders

BU neuroscientists hope to uncover new ways to treat memory-related disorders

Deep brain stimulation as obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment

Deep brain stimulation as obsessive-compulsive disorder treatment

Exercise hormone irisin blocks Parkinson's-associated α-synuclein aggregation and related neuronal toxicity

Exercise hormone irisin blocks Parkinson's-associated α-synuclein aggregation and related neuronal toxicity

Gut microbes can also impact a person's neurological and emotional health, UTSW researcher says

Gut microbes can also impact a person's neurological and emotional health, UTSW researcher says

Implanted brain-stimulating device disrupts craving-related signals and reduces bingeing episodes

Implanted brain-stimulating device disrupts craving-related signals and reduces bingeing episodes

Study reveals a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression

Study reveals a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression

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