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Reverse symptoms of Alzheimer, Parkinson found
Washington D.C., April 26 : A new study describes an innovative strategy that reverses symptoms in the neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson, at least in fruit flies which had been genetically altered to model the diseases.
Parkinson's drugs ups risk of hypersexuality
New York, April 11 : Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating, a new study has found.
Deep Brain Stimulation can improve life of Parkinson's patients
New Delhi, April 10 : Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a neuro surgical procedure, can give a better sense of life to patients with severe Parkinson's disease, neuro specialists have said.
Irregular biological cycle may worsen Parkinson's disease
New York, April 6 : Chronic lack of sleep and irregular sleep-wake cycles that disturb the biological cycle are likely to risk the onset of Parkinson's disease as well as worsen the disease, warns a new study.
Can birdsong help us with speech disorders?
Washington D.C, Mar 21 : According to a recent study, birdsong could offer clues to human speech disorders that accompany several common neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's slows down thinking process more than speech
London, March 18 : Impairment in mental skills could affect the conversational ability of people with Parkinson's more than the physical speech problems, finds a new research.
This Smart chip may help combat Parkinson's disease
Singapore, Feb.15 : A smart chip has been developed by scientists at Nanyang Technological University here that allows the transmission of brain data wirelessly and with high accuracy.
Parkinson's patient shows marked improvement after stem cell ...
New Delhi, Feb 15 : A 45-year-old patient suffering from Parkinson's disease showed sharp improvement after undergoing stem cell therapy, according to claims made by the doctor who treated him.
Indian-origin scientist develops smart chip for wireless neural ...
Singapore, Feb 12 : An Indian-origin scientist has developed a smart chip that can be paired with neural implants for efficient wireless transmission of brain signals -- thus alleviating the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease or give paraplegic people the ability to move prosthetic ...
Falling down frequently? You may be at risk of Parkinson's
London, Feb 4 : Parkinson's patients are prone to a higher risk of injurious falls and hip fractures, a study reveals.
How excess iron affects Parkinson's disease
New York, Feb 1 : It has long been known that excess iron is found in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease, and researchers have now discovered the mechanism by which the iron wreaks damage on neurons involved in this incurable neurodegenerative condition that affects motor function.
Exercise counters brain shrinkage in Parkinson's disease
In an editorial published online in the journal JAMA Neurology, neurologist J Eric Ahlskog from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota recommends that modern physical therapy practices should incorporate aerobic exercise training and encourage fitness for patients with Parkinson's disease.
New cellular defect in Parkinson's disease identified
New York, Jan 13 : Researchers have discovered a previously unknown cellular defect in patients with Parkinson's disease, and identified a sequence of pathological events that can trigger or accelerate premature death of certain neurons in the brain seen in this disease.
Could a cholesterol-lowering drug treat Parkinson's?
London, Jan 11 : In their quest to find new treatments that could slow, stop or reverse Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological condition that affects movement and speech, researchers in Britain are set to investigate in humans the potential of a cholesterol-lowering drug in treating the ...