Discoveries and Treatments for Brain Conditions
Brain conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy and mental illness, are chronic afflictions that diminish a person’s quality of life. The conditions affect one in five Americans. The social and economic impacts are devastating, with annual U.S. health care and lost productivity costs estimated at nearly $500 billion. Through high-impact research and discovery in the field of neuromodulation, MnDRIVE trains the next generation of scientists and clinicians, and brings new and improved therapies to Minnesotans suffering from brain conditions and nervous systems disorders/deficits. The initiative will expand University partnerships with industries to bring neuromodulation innovations to market, which benefits patients and advances the state’s economy.