The Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund announced yesterday that it will provide $3 million to fund 12 projects across a range of research fields. We are excited to announce that our research project “Translating a recently discovered brain signal into optimised deep brain stimulation therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease” is one of the approved projects. This support will allow us to leverage existing funding and secure further large-scale investment.

Our research team, led by Prof Hugh McDermott, are translating a brain signal discovered by our team into a device that will radically improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for Parkinson’s disease. The device will be used during DBS surgery to guide electrode implantation and to identify settings to use for ongoing therapy, and the patient can be either awake or under general anaesthesia.

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