Light-based DBS Method Can Alleviate Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s, Animal Study Shows

Light-based DBS Method Can Alleviate Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s, Animal Study Shows
Scientists have developed a new light-based deep brain stimulation method that when applied to neurons located in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) — a brain region involved in controlling movement — alleviated motor symptoms in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. The study detailing that research, “Frequency-Specific Optogenetic Deep Brain Stimulation of Subthalamic Nucleus Improves Parkinsonian Motor Behaviors,” was published in The ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2020-05-05By Joana Carvalho, PhD