Functional Correlates of the Effects Evoked by Thalamic Stimulation for Essential Tremor

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and William S. Gibson, Ph.D., introduce and summarize Dr. Gibson's recent paper, "Functional Correlates of the Therapeutic and Adverse Effects Evoked by Thalamic Stimulation for Essential Tremor," which was published recently in the journal Brain.

The BRAIN Initiative: Deep Stimulation and Diamonds

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and Kevin E. Bennet of the Neural Engineering Laboratory at Mayo Clinic discuss the development of long-term use diamond electrodes for deep brain stimulation under their new grant from the NIH under the White House's BRAIN Initiative project.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Research at Mayo Clinic

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph. D., director of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratory describes research into deep brain stimulation, including WINCS, a device developed by his lab for the measurement and recording of neurotransmitter concentrations in the brain to track and identify the effects of deep brain stimulation.

Violinist Still Making Music After DBS Surgery

You may have heard the story of a professional musician who played the violin while undergoing brain surgery at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kendall Lee's surgical team implanted electrodes into Roger Frisch's brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career of more than 40 years. Today, he continues to be one of the Minnesota Orchestra's foremost violinists, playing for audiences on the world's stage.

Jesse Jensen's Deep Brain Stimulation Story

When he was just 5 years old, Jesse Jensen of Missoula, Montana, began having involuntary movements (tics), and was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. The tics were so violent that they caused him intense neck pain and kept him out of regular school for 10 years. In 2010, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and his team successfully performed deep brain stimulation surgery on Jesse. Jesse's family put together this video to tell his story.