Search Results Tagged With Parkinson's Diagnosis

Diagnosis by keyboard


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

Pesticides Linked to Parkinson's Risk in People with Specific Gene


Several studies have linked pesticides with the development of Parkinson's disease, and now a new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to devel…
February 03, 2014

UAE Scientists Working to Develop Early Detection Tool for Parkinson’s Disease


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

Looking For Parkinson's Sooner


The Holy Grail in any progressive disease is to find it early enough to start effective treatment before irreversible damage has occurred. For Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts 1.5 million Americans…
March 16, 2015

A new tool for understanding Parkinson's disease


EPFL scientists have developed a new method that can accurately simulate the chemical modification of the protein behind Parkinson's disease.
April 02, 2015

The amazing woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease — before symptoms appear


Joy Milne has always had a keen sense of smell, so she was unfazed when her husband, Les, began emitting a subtle musky odor.
October 23, 2015

Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis


A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a sign…
November 13, 2015

The uncooperative patient


I shouldn’t be writing this. I'm deep into the far side of the time I thought I had. My fingers should be either too stiff, too ridden with tremor or too wild with dyskinesia to find the keys. Yet the…
July 10, 2015

On the scent of Parkinson’s disease


That shaking that you felt over the last few weeks was the Parkinson’s Disease world getting rocked by the news that a Scottish woman can detect PD by a subtle “musky” odor given off by those afflicte…
October 30, 2015

Smell Test Plus Imaging May Spot Parkinson's Early


Olfactory testing coupled with dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging can help identify people likely to develop clinical signs of Parkinson's disease (PD), a new study hints. Among a cohort of hyposomic…
June 18, 2014

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