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Mayo Researchers Awarded $2.5 Million Grant - Part of NIH BRAIN Initiative

Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic led by Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D, received a $2.5 million grant to develop novel methods to detect the release of neurotransmitters in the living brain. The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health’s first wave of investments totaling $46 million to support [...]

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Weekend Wellness: Treatment helpful if essential tremor affects daily activities

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father-in-law, husband and daughter all have essential tremor. My husband has never needed treatment, since the tremor is quite mild. But my daughter was just diagnosed at 41, and her symptoms seem to really bother her. What are the treatment options for essential tremor? ANSWER: Essential [...]

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Violinist Still Making Music After DBS Surgery (pkg)

You may remember the story, a few years ago, about the professional musician who played the violin during his brain surgery? That journey began at Mayo Clinic when a surgical team implanted electrodes in his brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career. Today, more than five [...]

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DBS for Tremor

Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The [...]

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DBS for Psychiatric Disorders

Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourettes syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the world, according to a review in the June 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Deep brain stimulation has long been seen [...]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we find out from Mayo Clinic Dr. Kendall Lee, how deep brain stimulation helped the career of a concert violinist. To listen, click the link below. DBS for Tremor

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