Researchers have successfully recorded brain signatures of movement symptoms and deep brain stimulation of Parkinson's patients in real time. The findings could lay the groundwork for personalize therapies for those with the neurodegenerative disease.
Spinal cord stimulation significantly decreased pain and reduced motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease, both as a singular therapy and for those who deep brain stimulation proved ineffective.
Researchers use optogenetic based deep brain stimulation to help treat motor dysfunction in animal models of Parkinson's disease. The new technique provides insights into why DBS works and ways in which it can be improved on a patient-by-patient basis.