The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on July 26, 2004 about the progress that doctors and scientists are making in the use of deep brain stimulation. The article explains that the process was first approved by the FDA in 2002 for treating Parkinson’s disease. There are also encouraging signs that this procedure will be able to help people suffering from a multitude of neurological diseases and injuries. Currently, both the Cleveland Clinic and Cornell are embarking on a clinical trial of deep brain stimulation for patients in a minimally conscious state after a severe brain injury.