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Will dbs affect risk genes in alzheimer's disease? If so, how?

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In brief: DBS

Deep brain stimulation affects nerve transmission and function with improved outcomes in parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and many dystonias, but so far, no role in alzheimer's, but at least one project in on way.
At best, it may help symptoms, but has no effect on genetic susceptibility.

In brief: DBS

Deep brain stimulation affects nerve transmission and function with improved outcomes in parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and many dystonias, but so far, no role in alzheimer's, but at least one project in on way.
At best, it may help symptoms, but has no effect on genetic susceptibility.
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Dr. Milind Deogaonkar
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

DBS just modifies the neural circuitry to optimize the output of brain.
It does not affect the genes or cells on a structural level.

In brief: No

DBS just modifies the neural circuitry to optimize the output of brain.
It does not affect the genes or cells on a structural level.
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