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December 26, 2017 News Update

Tuesday December 26, 2017

Here are the highlighted Parkinson's news and research articles for December 26, 2017

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December 19, 2017 News Update

Tuesday December 19, 2017

Here are the highlighted Parkinson's news and research articles for December 19, 2017.

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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease

Friday December 08, 2017

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.

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Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's, dementia

Friday December 08, 2017

If you thrash about in your sleep it could be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s and dementia, experts have warned.

People who sleep talk, twitch, jerk, shout, scream, hit and punch in their sleep could have a disorder that’s linked to the brain diseases, they said.

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Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's

Friday December 01, 2017

An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of this common neurodegenerative disorder. The study appears in the journal Brain.

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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients

Friday December 01, 2017

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that a therapy that combines Virtual Reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.

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'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him

Friday November 17, 2017

Brad McMorris said he saw the entire progression of Parkinson's disease, from symptoms that began as bad posture and constipation to immobilization, when his dad was sic

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Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor

Friday November 17, 2017

An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published by the scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

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New research to target air pollution as a potential trigger for Parkinson’s

Friday November 17, 2017

The Department of Defense has awarded a multi-institutional team of scientists a series of grants totaling $4.37 million to investigate the potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson’s disease via the nose.

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This device will let you feel what it's like to suffer from Parkinson's

Friday November 17, 2017

Imagine actually feeling the symptoms of a loved one with a debilitating disease.

Soon you might be able to, with help of a device from Toronto-based design consultancy Klick Health. The team of doctors, engineers and designers came up with a way to mimic the feeling of having a Parkinson's tremor.

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