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Articles with the topic: deep-brain-stimulation

HDBuzz Prize winner 2012: Deep brain stimulation for HD

HDBuzz Prize winner 2012: Deep brain stimulation for HD

Melissa Christianson on October 29, 2012

Deep brain stimulation - a procedure in which miniature electrodes that release pulses of electricity are implanted into the brain - sounds like something out of a scary science fiction movie. However, this sci-fi-like treatment may prove useful for reducing symptoms of uncontrollable movement known as chorea in patients with HD.