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New Brain Implant Approved by FDA for Parkinson’s Disease

According to Reuters, the FDA has just approved the second brain implant device indicated for use in Parkinson's Disease patients when medication alone is not enough to help prevent tremors and other dyskinesias associated with the disease. The brain implant was developed by St. Jude Medical Inc. and is called Brio Neurostimulation System. The implant delivers low intensity electrical pulses to selected target regions of the brain. Although there is currently no cure for the approximately 50,000 people affected by Parkinson's each year, implantable electrodes show promise in reducing symptoms associated with the condition.

Read the full article on Reuters.