Jerrold Vitek, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Park, M.D., Ph.D., sit down with Jim DuBois of Access Minnesota to discuss the latest research in deep brain stimulation, and how it can help patients with Parkinson's disease.
Need a coffee to get going in the morning? A jolt of electrical current could be more stimulating. Lighting up the brain with small amounts of electricity can dramatically improve mental focus. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien gets wired up to explore the potential uses.
University of Minnesota researchers may have found an alternative method for deep brain stimulation, which would speed up the programming process for both clinicians and patients with Parkinson’s disease. It would identify settings more quickly and easily.