Pappajohn Biomedical Institute
Scanning electron microscope image of the lining of a mouse trachea showing ciliated cells (teal) and non-ciliated cells.
Photo courtesy of Tom Moninger
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.
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