Nearly half of those who survive a stroke end up with a permanent disability severe enough that they need help to get through daily life. But a clinical trial testing a new approach to restoring movement to patients paralyzed by stroke is showing some early promise.
Can sending electrical impulses deep within the brain help partially paralyzed stroke survivors move again? That’s a question Cleveland Clinic researchers hope to answer in a pioneering study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
There’s no debate over whether Deep Brain Stimulation, or DBS, can help people with Parkinson’s Disease. The question has always been which part of the brain should be “stimulated.” The more popular target is the part of the brain called the subthalamic (sub-tha-lah-mik) nucleus or STN, while the less commonly targeted area is the globus … Read More