Doctors Unravel The Placebo Effect Of Fake Parkinson's Disease Treatment

By | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:00

Some patients with Parkinson's disease respond to treatments they aren't actually given. Doctors are trying to understand why.

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One Protein That's Good For Brain Health — And Brain Cancer

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:00

Someday, scientists could wield a protein to keep healthy neurons alive and block it to keep brain cancer cells at bay.


Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Driving Skills In Parkinson’s Disease Patients

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 16:00

German clinical trial finds that deep brain stimulation enhances the driving skills of Parkinson’s disease patients.

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Clock Genes Essential In Keeping The Brain From Developing Age-Related Diseases

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:13

Using mice, researchers showed the importance of circadian clock proteins in neurons, which, in their absence, could deteriorate and possibly lead to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.


New Gene Targets For Parkinson’s Treatment Found After 22,000 Individual Scans

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:50

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have targeted a new set of genes responsible for igniting key mechanisms of Parkinson's disease.


Exercise Could Prevent Alzheimer's, Boost Brain Health

By | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:02

Exercise leads to better brain health by kick-starting the production of various proteins. Now, researchers believe these processes could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease.


Parkinson’s Drug Reverses Multiple Sclerosis: New Progress For Regenerative Treatment

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:02

Scripps Research Institute devises a new strategy for treating multiple sclerosis in mice with a repurposed Parkinson’s disease drug.


Motion Sensing Spoon Helps People With Hand Tremors Eat With Confidence [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 16:10

A spoon with motion sensors commonly found in smartphones could help people with hand tremors eat without worrying that they might spill their food.


Linda Ronstadt Discusses Parkinson’s Diagnosis: Is Marijuana An Effective Treatment?

By | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 19:19

Although she has been diagnosed only recently, Linda Ronstadt believes she had early warning signs of Parkinson's disease years ago. Now, she is questioning which alternative treatments, including marijuana, may help her.

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Billy Connolly Finds Out He Has Parkinson's Disease

By | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:09

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after undergoing surgery to treat prostate cancer.

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Early-Onset Parkinson’s Linked To Missing DNA On Chromosome 22

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 17:26

University of Toronto scientists have found a link between a piece of DNA missing from chromosome 22 and early-onset Parkinson’s disease.

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Dave Parker Of Pittsburgh Pirates Announces He Has Parkinson's, Says 'There's No Fear'

By | Tue, 08/06/2013 - 15:22

Dave Parker, former right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, reveals he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year.

Nintendo Wii Helps to Improve Balance and Mobility in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Nintendo Wii Helps to Improve Balance and Mobility in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 19:41

The Nintendo Wii Balance Board helped people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and mobility. Even without the balance board, the Wii has proven to be beneficial in helping people deal with Parkinson's and many other illnesses.

Scientists Discover A Drug Treatment That Attacks Symptoms Two Ways

Scientists Develop New Parkinson's Disease Drug Treatment That Attacks Symptoms On Two Fronts

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:20

Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a compound that could attack Parkinson’s disease in two different ways.

Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Displays Parkinson's Disease Symptoms After Pacemaker Turns Off

Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:50

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.