Thought LeadersDr. Aryn GittisAssistant ProfessorCarnegie Mellor University In this interview, News-Medical spoke to Dr. Aryn Gittis about her latest research into Parkinson’s disease and how deep brain stimulation could be used to help treat this disease. Please could you introduce yourself, tell us about your background in neurological disease, and what inspired your latest research?
In a recent study published in Neurology, researchers investigated whether there is a relationship between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a medical condition characterized by a lack of or impaired activity of insulin, a hormone that is responsible for reducing sugar levels in the blood. It is well