An innovative brain surgery transforms the life of a young couple with Parkinson's Disease

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A team led by Dr. Sameer Sheth, professor and Vice Chair of Research in the department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, director of the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Labs and investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, and Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine transformed the lives of a young couple with Parkinson's disease using a brain surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation. 

Using implantable brain electrodes that can be controlled via a remote, the doctors were able to correct the defective signals in the brains, leading to a significant reduction in patients' symptoms and medications.

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