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By Melinda Smith
Washington
02 February 2009

Deep brain stimulation device
Deep brain stimulation device
An estimated four to six million people around the world suffer from the progressive neurological disorder called Parkinson's disease.  

While there is no cure, some patients have experienced relief from a surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation.  

A recent study compared the effects of the surgery to standard treatment with medication and therapy and found patients experienced improved muscle functioning. 

Some video courtesy of the Journal of the American Medical Association

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