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Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Describes His Parkinson’s Progression

Tuesday April 21, 2015

In an interview with 1010 WINS Radio, Maryum “May May” Ali, the daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, tells 1010 WINS’ Sharon Barnes-Waters that her father was in his late 30s when they began to notice some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works

Thursday April 16, 2015

Despite its clear effectiveness, scientists have struggled to understand what D.B.S. actually does to the brain. D.B.S. may counter Parkinson’s disease by liberating the brain from a devastating electrical lock-step.

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Scientists uncover how molecule protects brain cells in parkinson's disease model

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found how a widely known but little-studied enzyme namely serum glucocorticoid kinase 1 (SGK1) protects brain cells in models of Parkinson’s disease.

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How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday April 13, 2015

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects.

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Mindfulness works for Parkinson's patients

Saturday April 11, 2015

Those who practice mindfulness have been shown to have enhanced immune systems, relief from chronic illnesses, decreased anxiety, better focus, increased satisfaction with exercise and even structural brain change, a process called neuroplasticity.

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What you may not know about Parkinson's disease

Friday April 10, 2015

Despite the great strides in past decades in our knowledge of this illness, there are many myths or lack of information about Parkinson's disease that remain.

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New blood signature analysis may help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier

Monday April 06, 2015

A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders.

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A new tool for understanding Parkinson's disease

Thursday April 02, 2015

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

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Diagnosis by keyboard

Wednesday April 01, 2015

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.

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New compounds could offer therapy for multitude of diseases

Monday March 30, 2015

An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests.

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