On September 15th, the Kurt B. Seydow Dystonia Foundation presented a check of $127k to the Department of Neurology from their 2nd annual "Kites 2 Kure" Dystonia Event. The donation will be used to fund Dystonia research at the U. Thanks to all who donated at Kites to Kure and save the date for next year's Kites2Kure Dystonia Event on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018! For more information on the Kurt B. Seydown Foundation, click here.
Faced with worsening Parkinson’s disease symptoms, Kelly Cargill decided to undergo deep brain stimulation. The procedure helped her turn a corner in her battle against the disease. Click here to read more
A new journal article, Insights gleaned by measuring patient's stated goals for DBS: More than tremor, was recently published in Neurology. Udall members, Dr. Scott Cooper and Dr. Jerrold Vitek were co-authors on the article. The abstract can be found here.
Dr. Jerrold L. Vitek, Udall Director and Chair of the Department of Neurology, discussed in a November 5th Star Tribune article the progress and potential of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to help patients struggling with a variety of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease (PD). The research uses a method called "closed-loop stimulation" in its DBS procedures, which triggers pulses only when abnormal neural patterns are recognized.
UMN Sparks, hosted by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm in Marshall, MN.
Dr. Matthew Johnson, from the Udall Center, and other University of Minnesota experts will offer new insight into our health, our economy, and our lives.
Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) members were at the Minnesota State Fair on September 4, 2016 to inform the public about deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for movement disorders and highlight the clinical DBS program and translational neuromodulation research being done at the University of Minnesota.
Once dragged down by the physical and emotional implications of the disease, man now has a brighter outlook on life.
U scientists are gaining ground on Parkinson's disease on multiple fronts.
U scientists explore freezing of gait, a debilitating complication of Parkinson’s disease, and actions that can get patients moving again.