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Fiber Optics Activate Neurons, Axons to Answer Parkinson's Questions

Thursday March 26, 2009

Scientists at Stanford's lab of Dr. Karl Deisseroth developed a novel technology that not only sheds new light on pathophysiology of Parkinson's, but may even one day become a therapeutic modality for this disease. The research involves deep brain stimulation of the brain's subthalamic nucleus region, which is already a common therapy for people suffering from Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's care focuses on spine

Thursday March 26, 2009

Parkinson's disease could be treated effectively by stimulating the patient's spinal cord rather than the brain, according to animal research reported today in the journal Science.

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Light Therapy: Promising Treatment for Parkinson’s

Thursday March 26, 2009

A group of researchers from Stanford University in California, recently announced a promising new treatment for sufferers of Parkinson’s disease using light therapy. The novel new light therapy used brain stimulation on rats with light-activated neurons. Many of the millions of Parkinson’s patients in the US have shown improvement and relief from the devastating symptoms, after conventional deep brain stimulation, which works by awakening misfiring brain cells. This new therapy jolts brain cells awake with flashes of light.

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Stanford scientists make advances in Parkinson's research

Thursday March 26, 2009

New developments in Parkinson's disease research at Stanford could lead to treatments that are more effective and easier on patients, the university announced Thursday.

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Is Zapping Key to Treating Parkinson's?

Thursday March 26, 2009

- Actor Michael J. Fox is one of the most high-profile people battling Parkinson's Disease. Now, a new treatment could one day help him and the 1.5 million Americans suffering from it.

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In Need of a Diagnos

Thursday March 26, 2009

Five million people living with diabetes are undiagnosed. The same is true for 18 million with osteoporosis and three million with Parkinson's disease. Not having a diagnosis can be dangerous, but also frustrating for patients. Now, there are new ways to get help.

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How celebs can save your life

Thursday March 26, 2009

For years, physicians and public health advocates concerned about brain injury have tried to persuade people to wear helmets while cycling, skateboarding and skiing.

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Ambulance left patient stranded for hours

Thursday March 26, 2009

The ambulance service today apologised to a family after a Parkinson's sufferer was abandoned in a hospital foyer.

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A life of vigor, activity and the accordion

Thursday March 26, 2009

Everyone's life has a story. In Lives, we tell some of the stories of North Shore people who have died recently. Lives runs Mondays in The Salem News.

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Health Chat

Thursday March 26, 2009

This is the final column on the series which started last week discussing the subject of Parkinson's disease. Last week we revealed patients' insight and day-to-day changes when they first become aware of the disease. In this column we discuss how the disease affected their lives and how it 'redefined' their lifestyle.

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