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    Michigan Tech Researchers Develop ‘Smart’ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for Parkinson’s Patients

    Researchers at Michigan Technological University are applying neuromorphic computing to improve the effectiveness and energy efficiency of deep brain stimulation systems used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Currently incurable, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions worldwide. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an alternative to medications that are effective but lose effectiveness as patients develop drug resistance. Over time, larger doses of medication become necessary to control the condition and with them come potentially serious side effects. DBS is one alternative.

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On Thursday, Oct. 27, Michigan Technological University brought its acclaimed Unboxed Challenges™ program to Heritage High School in Saginaw Township as part of its mission . . .

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MTU One of Five Partners Pursuing Freshwater Research and Innovation Center in Traverse City

Michigan Technological University is one of five organizations working to develop a Freshwater Research and Innovation Center in Traverse City. The new center will be located on West Grand Traverse Bay on . . .

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