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Does air pollution cause dementia?

Friday June 26, 2015

While coarse pollution particles seldom make it past our upper lungs, fine and ultrafine particles can travel from our nostrils along neural pathways directly into our brains. Once there, they can wreak a special havoc that appears to kick off or accelerate the downward spiral of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Could This Head Gear Help Treat Parkinson's Disease?

Thursday June 25, 2015

Transcranial stimulation, or stimulating the brain from outside the skull, has become one of the hottest areas in biomedical engineering.

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Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

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New knowledge: Parkinson's disease may begin in the gut

Tuesday June 23, 2015

A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract. The study is the largest in the field so far.

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Parkinson’s Disease Linked To 16 Types Of Cancer, Study Finds

Sunday June 21, 2015

The study contradicts the findings of more than 25 Western studies stating that having Parkinson's disease can lower one's risk to different types of cancers.

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Brain imaging breakthrough could improve Parkinson's treatment

Friday June 19, 2015

Scientists at Duke University Hospital are using MRI technology to develop a three-dimensional map of the human brain stem. It gives doctors the highest level of detail ever, and it could improve care for patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease and tremors.

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FDA approve brain implant for treating symptoms of Parkinson's

Monday June 15, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration have given approval to an implantable brain stimulation device for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor when medication alone is unable to provide adequate relief.

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Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model

Monday June 15, 2015

Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to new understanding of how genetic and environmental factors converge to cause the disease, and the development of effective treatments to prevent disease progression.

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Whenever ex-Sonic broadcaster Jim Marsh asks for help, NBA stars say 'Yes!'

Saturday June 13, 2015

Hoops for Hope: The Jim Marsh Classic will be held in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle on Aug. 29-30. The idea is to provide a local alternative to the wildly successful Spokane Hoopfest, while raising money for two causes near and dear to Marsh: Parkinson’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2004, and Mentoring Works Washington, of which he is a former president and current board member.

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NY dance company promotes dance therapy for Parkinson's disease patients

Sunday June 07, 2015

The New York dance company behind 'Dance for PD', a dance therapy for people living with Parkinson’s disease, is touring Australia, running workshops alongside their performances.

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