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Your Weekly Parkinson's News Update for the Week of 10.8.18

Monday October 08, 2018
Experts Highlight 5 NICE Guidelines for
Parkinson’s Patients and Clinicians to Follow
Parkinson's News Today
In a new commentary, four experts discuss the implications of some of these recommendations for both patients and healthcare professionals, highlighting the importance of clear communication between both parties to ensure the best management for this chronic disease.
Parkinson's Diagnosis Set to be Sped up by Tencent's AI
BBC News
Chinese tech giant Tencent and London medical firm Medopad have teamed up to use artificial intelligence in the diagnosis of Parkinson's. A camera captures the way patients move their hands to determine the severity of their symptoms. The research team has trained the system with existing videos of patients who have been assessed by doctors, working with King's College Hospital in London.
Fly Protein has Protective Effect on Dopaminergic Neurons
MedicalXpress
Identifying the genes that underlie the loss of these neuronsis important to understanding how Parkinson's functions, according to Patrick Cunningham, a Ph.D. student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Cunningham is investigating the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Drosophila in a model for Parkinson's. Why are certain populations of neurons vulnerable to a particular condition? The team has found some answers in their research of Scarlet, the fruit fly.