NCTalks at SfN17: Nicole Swann on adaptive DBS and Parkinson’s disease

One of the major themes from this year’s SfN Neuroscience meeting (Washington DC, USA, 11–15 November 2017) was developments in neuromodulation techniques, including deep brain stimulation (DBS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). One study highlighted by the society came from Nicole Swann (University of California, San Francisco, LA, USA) and colleagues, who presented evidence that a novel implantable device can both provide DBS and record activity at the brain surface, providing feedback and causing the device to moderate stimulation level according to the patient’s levels of dyskinesia.
Whilst at the conference, Lauren Pulling (Editor) sat down with Nicole to hear more about the study and its implications for patients and future research – you can listen to the podcast below. Plus, you can find our round-up of the biggest news from Neuroscience 2017 here.