Articles By Ashik Siddique
Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO]Parkinson's disease patient Andrew Johnson recorded a video of what happens when he turns off his deep brain stimulation (DBS) pacemaker, demonstrating the dramatic relief his implant offers from motor symptoms.
Bonnaroo Sign Language Interpreter Upstages Wu-Tang Clan, Highlighting Music Accessibility for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing [VIDEOS]A video of an extremely effective American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter upstaging the Wu-Tang Clan and R. Kelly at the Bonnaroo music festival showcases major strides in cultural accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
- In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, doses of the antioxidant molecule diapocynin prevented the progression of motor symptoms like impaired gait and balance.
- A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.
- A new imaging study reveals what happens in the brain when people do voice impressions, whether they're skilled vocal mimics or amateurs poorly imitating other accents.
- April Karmazyn-Wall, a six-month-old baby suffering from Emanuel syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder, may soon be joining her parents at their home in Wallsend, England.
- An automated conversation coach helps socially anxious users practice speaking skills for job interviews, dates, public speeches, and other settings. It may be especially useful for people with social phobias, Asperger’s, and high-functioning autism.
- Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.
- A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.
- As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.
- The cloistered nun died at 105 years old after serving 86 years in a convent, and said "Even if I had married a prince I would not be happier now."
- ‘Eyeball licking’ seems to be growing in popularity among teenagers, but doctors warn that the practice of oculolinctus can spread harmful bacteria that cause pink eye and damage vision.