Medtronics' brain stimulator recommended:
This article was originally published in Clinica
An FDA committee has recommended approval of Medtronics' implantable device for brain stimulation. The device is planted deep inside the brain and transmits electrical impulses which help control tremors in patients with Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. However, a shortage of data from Medtronic meant the panel was split on whether the device should be recommended for implantation on both sides of the brain. Medtronic, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, estimates that nearly two million people in the US suffer from tremors due to these two diseases each year.