Mahlon R. DeLong Discusses Parkinson's Disease Research

Dr. Mahlon R. DeLong, faculty member in Neuroscience, gave an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution discussing his three decades of research studying Parkinson’s, a progressive disease of the nervous system. His discoveries, coupled with those of French neurologist Alim Louis Benabid, have led to the current standard therapy for treating advanced stages of Parkinson’s. The treatment is called high frequency deep brain stimulation, or DBS. In September, DeLong and Benabid were honored with the prestigious Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for enhancing “the lives of more than 100,000 patients worldwide.” Click here to read full article on