Saturday, March 28, 2009

TMS possibilities for Parkinson's Disease ?

MIT Technology Review published an article that goes into some research being done at Duke University which could be translated into a possible use for TMS.
Using a spinal cord stimulator on mice that have the rodent equivalent of Parkinson's the researchers were able to control the symptoms as well, or better than, Deep Brain Stimulation.
This makes me wonder if using a TMS coil over the spinal cord could achieve a similar effect for patients with Parkinson's?
Here is the abstract that was published in Science.