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Tiny, ultra-flexible electrodes may help treat Parkinson’s

Berne: Some 90,000 patients per year are treated for Parkinson’s disease, a number that is expected to rise by 25 per cent annually. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which consists of electrically stimulating the central or peripheral nervous system, is currently standard practice for treating Parkinson’s, but it can involve long, expensive surgeries with dramatic side effects. Miniature, ultra-flexible electrodes developed in Switzerland, however, could be the answer to more successful treatment for this and a host of other health issues.

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