University of Florida researchers recently implanted 2 patients with a new brain technology to address the disabling symptoms of Tourette syndrome. The Brain Mapping group aims to identify the brain signature patterns for tics and to develop novel neurotechnological approaches to suppression of the unwanted movements. Sanjay Gupta recently visited the operating room during one of the deep brain stimulation procedures and explained the importance of understanding human neural network modulation through the use of deep brain stimulation.
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Dr. Okun is the co-founder of the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation, as well as the author of several books including Ask the Expert about Parkinson's Disease, Lessons from the Bedside, 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier life due out in 2013. His secrets book was translated into 20 languages so that it can be made available to Parkinson's disease sufferers around the world. Dr. Okun has been recently been honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Okun has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and people travel from around the world to seek his opinion on best treatment approaches for this disease.