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Biomedical Engineering Team's Research Offers Promise for Parkinson's Patients

Team uses light-based, deep brain stimulation to alleviate symptoms in animal models

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used deep brain stimulation based on light to treat motor dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. Succeeding where earlier attempts have failed, the method promises to provide new insights into why deep brain stimulation works and ways in which it can be improved on a patient-by-patient basis. DIBS Faculty Steering Committee Member Warren Grill led the research team. Click link for story by Ken Kingery, Pratt School of Engineering.