Parkinson’s disease

Scientists Discover Sleep REM Disorder Mechanism

Scientists Discover Sleep REM Disorder Mechanism

Researchers from the University of Toronto discovered how two powerful brain chemical systems work together to paralyze muscles during REM sleep. This finding may help scientists better understand and treat sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, tooth grinding and might even shed ...

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Test for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphiadeveloped a blood test capable of determining the level of mental impairment likely to be suffered by patients with Parkinson’s disease. The new test, the first of its kind, examines the level of ...

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Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia discovered a key step in the progression of Huntington’s disease. A genetic neurological disease that normally begins to manifest itself when patients are in their thirties and forties, Huntington’s disease has ...

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Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Researchers from University Hospital Zurich and the Israeli company Insightec Ltd. have developed a new type of brain surgery using high intensity ultrasound beams to precisely heat and destroy damaged brain tissue. Their procedure eliminates the need to cut through ...

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Artificial Stem Cells May Cure Parkinson’s Disease

Artificial Stem Cells May Cure Parkinson’s Disease

A study recently conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed for the first time that artificially created stem cells can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease. In another research project conducted at the Imperial College in London, scientists ...

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