Posted: Jun 21, 2012 9:16 AM by NBC News
Deep brain stimulation may be able to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
A new study published in the journal Neurology looked at more than 150 people with Parkinson's.
Each participant underwent deep brain stimulation on one of two areas of the brain thought to be involved in the disease.
All of the participants saw their symptoms improve 30% during the three-year study.
Stimulating one area of the brain appeared to slow the decline of thinking skills more than the other, but the researchers say more studies are needed.
They say this study adds to the mounting evidence that deep brain stimulation can alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease.
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