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Early Diagnosis Of Parkinson's May Be Possible With Discovery Of New Antibody

Wednesday July 25, 2012

Around 15,000 to 16,000 Austrian's suffer from Parkinson's disease, a degenerative condition of the brain, which becomes more prevalent with age. The frequency of Parkinson's disease will become more widespread as society ages.

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Animal Study Suggests New Class of Antioxidants May Be Beneficial for Parkinson’s

Wednesday July 25, 2012

A new powerful class of antioxidants may provide relief from Parkinson’s in the future.

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Severe Flu Doubles Chances Of Parkinson's Disease: Study

Tuesday July 24, 2012

A bout of flu can put most people out of action for a few days. Depending on the intensity of the attack, people may recover from the disease in a couple of weeks. Apart from the discomfort caused due to the runny nose, sore throat and tiredness, people generally do not think of this viral infection as something that could have lasting effects on the brain.

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New method for deep brain stimulation offers promise for better treatment of Parkinson’s, say Hebrew University researchers

Tuesday July 24, 2012

Deeply stimulating: Prof. Hagai Bergman (right) and MD-PhD student Boris Rosin A new method for dynamic, electronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers promise for better treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Micrographia prevalent in Parkinson’s

Tuesday July 24, 2012

Around half of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) display symptoms of micrographia, a case-control study shows.

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Researchers Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, A Promising Path To Better Parkinson's Treatment

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Newswise — Using adult stem cells, Johns Hopkins researchers and a consortium of colleagues nationwide say they have generated the type of human neuron specifically damaged by Parkinson’s disease (PD) and used various drugs to stop the damage.

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UCB Launches Neupro(R) in the U.S. to Treat Parkinson's Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Neupro(R) provided significant symptom improvement in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in clinical trials

--Neupro(R) is a once-daily patch that provides continuous delivery of the dopamine agonist rotigotine for 24 hours

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New Tool to Detect Real Time Chemical Changes in the Brain

Wednesday July 18, 2012

Researchers have created a new tool that can track chemical changes in the brain as they happen in people undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This technology can help analyze and adjust these chemicals in the brain to treat disorders like Parkinson's disease, depression or other disorders that occur due to chemical imbalances in the brain.

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Now control computers with simple eye movements

Wednesday July 18, 2012

London: Scientists have developed a unique and affordable device which could enable millions suffering from nerve degenerative diseases and amputees to interact with their computers and surroundings using simple eye movements.

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New hope for Parkinson’s patients

Wednesday July 18, 2012

New research developed by The University of Queensland is set to change the future treatment of speech problems associated with stroke and Parkinson's disease.

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