SEATTLE, July 5, 2007 -- This morning Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) specialists with the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) took part in a live interview on KUOW Radio's (94.9 FM; National Public Radio) Weekday program. Titled "DBS and the Treatment of Disease," SNI neurosurgeon and DBS specialist Peter Nora, M.D., and Swedish DBS Program Manager O'Neil Shortt, A.R.N.P., were two of the featured guests.
In promoting this hour-long discussion, KUOW posted the following on their Web site: DBS is like a pacemaker for your brain. It is an FDA-approved treatment for alleviating symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Some doctors are testing DBS to treat mood disorders like severe depression. How does it work? What does DBS teach us about the brain? And what are the ethical implications when a doctor literally holds the remote control to part of your mind?
To listen to this interview from the KUOW Web site, click here.
For more information about the Swedish Neuroscience Institute's DBS Program, click here.
And to listen to a related two-part series on DBS for Parkinson's that recently aired on KUOW's NPR affiliate -- KPLU Radio (88.5 FM) -- and that featured Swedish's DBS specialists, click here.