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How Deep Brain Stimulation Exerts Therapeutic Effects for Parkinson's Patients

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Study reveals mode of action of highly effective, but poorly understood therapy.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

Research: "Therapeutic deep brain stimulation reduces cortical phase-amplitude coupling in Parkinson's disease" by Coralie de Hemptinne, Nicole C Swann, Jill L Ostrem, Elena S Ryapolova-Webb, Marta San Luciano, Nicholas B Galifianakis and Philip A Starr in Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3997

Image: In the new research, during surgery to implant a permanent DBS device (green with yellow tip) deep in the brains of Parkinson's disease patients, six recording electrodes (red) were temporarily placed on the surface of the brain. Image credit: C. de Hemptinne.

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