For the human body to function properly, a complex interplay between the different parts of its nervous system is needed: the brain and the spinal cord (which together form the central nervous system) as well as the peripheral nervous system (i.e. all the nerves that innervate our organs throughout the body).
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has shown to be particularly effective in treating symptoms associated with movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease. However, surgeons would need even better tools to identify the most effective spots to target in the brain and a more automated way of testing the implanted electrodes.
A German-Luxembourgish team of researchers from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and the University of Saarland today received the second prize in the competition “Excellent Networks in the Greater Region”.
The NCER-PD team continues to recruit volunteers who want to take part in the Luxembourg Parkinson's Study. Doctors and nurses receive new participants in the clinic in Luxembourg, or go and meet them in different places (Ettelbrück, Wasserbillig, Leudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Clervaux).
It has been proven time and time again that exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle. And this applies also to people with Parkinson’s disease.
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