Post Views: 220 Everywhere around the world Parkinson’s wrecks the lives of thousands of people every year. At particular risk are the elderly. However, where medical science has proved ineffective in curing the disease, dance is stepping in. Sure, by providing an outlet to people afflicted with the crippling neuro disorder to express themselves, world-class […]
Post Views: 205 Long-term treatment that involves electrically stimulating the spinal cord has improved symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in rats. Publishing the results of their study in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Duke Medicine are hopeful their findings could help human Parkinson’s patients.
Post Views: 237 At the Tazmanian Boxing Club in north Carson City, clients are receiving much more than training to become pugilists. They are gaining an upper hand in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. Gym owner Francisco Rodriguez has partnered with Nina Vogel, a licensed physical therapist with Carson-Tahoe Health, to offer a therapeutic way […]
Post Views: 216 Australian researchers hope discovery can be used to diagnose disorder – now done through process of elimination The researchers from La Trobe University believe their blood test will enable doctors to detect Parkinson’s disease with unprecedented reliability. Photograph: Reuters
Post Views: 297 A study on Parkinson’s disease, conducted by researchers and a global network of scientists at Northwestern University throws light on how the disease develops and the way it can be treated in the future. According to the findings of the study a mutation in the gene TMEM230 brings about Parkinson’s disease. It […]
Post Views: 349 Read how a DBS implant, similar to a pacemaker, has altered the lives of thousands of Parkinson’s patients worldwide. A DBS implant stimulates areas of the brain causing neurological and motor symptoms. This is still not a cure, but DBS does come with the promise of giving PD patients far greater mobility […]
Post Views: 273 Since there are dozens of mutations associated with PD, the world is moving rapidly towards personalised medicine, an approach that factors in the unique genetic and molecular blueprint of each patient. Read about the most promising personalised therapies emerging around the world…therapies that may finally crack the PD puzzle and produce a […]
Post Views: 234 An analysis of more than 3,400 PD patients has shown that a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity results in much slower declines in quality of life and mobility over two years, compared to those who exercise less. Learn how to slow down if not stop PD in its tracks from […]