Search Results Tagged With DBS

Medtronic receives FDA approval for Parkinson's therapy


Medtronic PLC announced Food and Drug Administration approval Wednesday to sell a deep-brain stimulation device that can treat complications from Parkinson’s disease much earlier than before.
February 17, 2016

Watch: The brain may be able to repair itself - with help


Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues m…
December 01, 2015

A treatment for Parkinson's disease reveals a brain switch for sadness


Surgeons snaked the electrodes under the 65-year-old woman’s scalp. Thirty years of Parkinson’s disease had almost frozen her limbs. The wires, connected to a kind of pacemaker under the skin, were ai…
March 03, 2016

Stronger Together: Parents with Parkinson's


"I decided to sit down with my dad and ask him questions about his experience as a parent with Parkinson’s. My goal for this interview is to connect with parents with Parkinson’s and give them a resou…
April 30, 2019

The Medical Minute: With Parkinson's disease, countering symptoms is key


Research on Parkinson’s has found that the neurons are dying for a reason, so replacing dying cells with stem cells tends not to work – the new cells come under attack just as the old ones did.
December 03, 2015

How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease


UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects.
April 13, 2015

Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works


Despite its clear effectiveness, scientists have struggled to understand what D.B.S. actually does to the brain. D.B.S. may counter Parkinson’s disease by liberating the brain from a devastating elect…
April 16, 2015

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