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What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder associated with a loss of dopamine nerve cells in a brain region called the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia consist of a net…
April 20, 2016
Brain scan can measure what the brain looks like such as a CT scan or MRI or the brain’s activity levels.
February 01, 2012
Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT.
April 01, 2015
The diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a clinical one typically confirmed by a neurologist or a movement disorder specialist. The following criteria are used in determining if a person has Parkinson’s diseas…
May 03, 2016
Azilect is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOB I) designed to block the breakdown or metabolism of dopamine in the brain. This means more dopamine is available for use by the nerve calls.
March 23, 2012
Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?
July 25, 2013
The toll Parkinson’s disease has on individuals can be devastating. Caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in a central part of the brain, it can make walking difficult or even impossible, and caus…
March 15, 2014
Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life. Some patients have disturbed sleep/wake patterns such as difficulty falling aslee…
July 10, 2014
The scientists were searching for a protein in the cells that could indicate early Parkinson's disease. They took the biopsies from one salivary gland to test for it.
February 05, 2016
Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014