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Pappajohn Biomedical Institute

Seeking to understand the fundamentals of biology and disease and to extend our discoveries into real-life applications that improve human health

About the Institute

John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

From the PBI Director

The Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI) is a scientific community seeking to understand the fundamentals of biology and disease and to extend our discoveries into real-life applications that improve human health.

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Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson’s disease

PBI neuroscientist Kumar Narayanan and his team show for the first time that brain stimulation of specific neurons at a specific frequency can improve timing in mice that lack dopamine. The findings imply that it might be possible to use brain stimulation to improve cognitive problems caused by Parkinson's disease. More

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