Parkinson's Disease

Algorithm IDs Parkinson’s Patients Years Before Diagnosis. But Should It?

Dr. Algorithm will see you now (via DarkoStojanovic/Pixabay)<p>A clever new algorithm uses a person’s medical history to predict whether they will one …

Geek

How Neurosurgery Helped Me Cope with Parkinson’s Disease

I was attracting unwanted attention again. My head would not stop moving. It swiveled side to side while my body wiggled.<p>It was April 2014. I was …

Medicine

Latest Study Shows : How Dopamine Connects Us

Brain produces a chemical called dopamine when we experience happiness, euphoria, love, rewarding feelings or during substance abuse. Dopamine …

The Brain

Algorithm predicts Parkinson’s disease by digging through your medical history

Why it matters to you<p>This new algorithm could help Parkinson's patients get the support they need as early as possible.<p>As a progressive degenerative …

Medicine

Key to Loss of Smell in Parkinson's Discovered

<i>Summary: Loss of the sense of smell is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease that often precedes motor deficits. A new study may provide clues as</i> …

Neuroscience

Adamas Releases Pricing For GOCOVRI

The stock already popped on FDA approval of GOCOVRI a few weeks ago.<p>Adamas put together an investor presentation in which they revealed their pricing …

Business

Parkinson's sufferer, 69, mugged by gang offering to help him after taxi refused to pick him up because of zimmer frame

A pensioner with Parkinson’s was mugged by three cowardly thieves moments after a cab driver had refused to pick him up because he was using a zimmer …

Crime

23andMe hears the call of therapeutics

Genomics company 23andMe brought in $250 million in financing to power its consumer business, data research, and therapeutic efforts earlier this …

Medical Technology

Dr. Boris L. 'Bo' O'Mansky, a retired pediatrician who was active in Jewish affairs

Dr. Boris L. “Bo” O’Mansky, a retired Baltimore pediatrician who had been president of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, died Thursday of complications …

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

To the residents of Donora, Pa., a mill town in a crook of the Monongahela River, the daily haze from nearby zinc and steel plants was the price of …

Environment

Intel reveals it has invested over $1bn so far in AI start-ups

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says the chip giant is deeply committed to unlocking the promise of AI.<p>Intel has invested more than $1bn to date in …

Brian Krzanich

Seven easy DIY health tests that can identify serious problems

Last week, Australian scientists revealed that they have developed a simple test that can detect Parkinson’s disease.<p>The test involves drawing a spiral and monitoring the speed and pressure on the page, both of which tend to be lower among people who suffer from Parkinson’s.<p>Anyone reaching for the …

Medicine

From A Single Sketch To A Full-Fledged Business, This Teen And Her Dad Are Helping People With Parkinson's

"As I get older, I understand the sacrifices my family made for this project. That China trip cost more than my dad's car at the time."<p><i>Each month,</i> …

Good News

After Experiencing Tragedy, A Man Bought Dinosaur Toys For Child As An Act Of Healing And Kindness

"'You take this money and buy this boy all three dinosaurs.'"<p>In a post shared by Colby and Alyssa Hacker on the Love What Matters' Facebook page, a …

Good News

Instagram Campaign On Parkinson’s Patients Shows They’re ‘Not Boomerangs’

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background video screenshot via Deep Chhabria, Instagram logo via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>In this campaign,</b> Instagram’s …

Neuroscience

Kirk Gibson, George Perles to launch Parkinson’s fund-raising effort

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>A look back at the life and times of our favorite MSU All-America WR-turned-Tigers slugger, who turned 60 years old on …

Detroit

New operating chief at Voyager Therapeutics; shares up 5%

Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR +4.7%) appoints Matthew Ottmer as Chief Operating Officer. He joins the firm from Momenta Pharmaceuticals were he was also …

Business

Solihull brother's marathon challenge in honour of dad battling Parkinson's

Three brothers will run a marathon together in honour of their father who is battling Parkinson’s Disease.<p>Pat Davis, an avid sportsman before being …

Birmingham, UK

Novel Genetic Mutation Discovered in Parkinson's Disease Patient

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a novel genetic mutation linked to Parkinson’s disease. The researchers note the mutation is not found in the</i> …

Neuroscience

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule splashes down with a crew of mouse-tronauts

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule was set loose from the International Space Station today and returned to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of cargo …

Exploration

Space Station

The departure of the SpaceX Dragon Sunday morning leaves three spaceships parked at the space station including the Progress 67 resupply ship and the …

NASA

Beware of cats! Your feline friend can give you cancer, say researchers

The results came after researchers from around the globe analysed data from a study that has monitored 246 infants with Toxoplasma gondii-related …

Health

Brain Rewiring in Parkinson's Disease May Contribute to Abnormal Movement

<i>Summary: Abnormal activity involving the globus pallidus may be responsible for movement dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, a new study …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Unveiling the Mystery of Why We Age, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified genes that contribute to autophagy. The findings shed light on the origins of the aging process and provide …

Neuroscience

A New Understanding of Inflammation in the Spine

Research on the mysterious ways that ALS destroys the nervous system highlights the role of the immune system in doing both good and harm.<p><i>Inflammation</i> has become a lucrative buzzword in health marketing. The meaning is usually unclear, but the vague implication is that this is something to avoid. …

Neuroscience

14 celebrities with chronic illnesses

By being open about their health struggles, celebrities have played a part in raising awareness of many chronic conditions<p>A chronic illness is a long-term medical condition that requires treatment and management over a long period of time, usually years.<p>Some of them are well known, like arthritis …

Medicine

Can Marijuana Treat Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

Overview<p>Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, permanent condition that affects the nervous system. Over time, stiffness and slowed cognition can …

Health

Perhaps You’d Like to Purchase Art Sculpted by a Cow

Or a deer. Or a goat. It’s all happening at the Great Salt Lick Contest in Baker City, Oregon.<p>Back in 2007, Whit Deschner was hanging out with a …

Culture

Cult: David Parkinson’s Awesome Street Style Photos in Men Only 1971

Kindersley is a fellow afficionado of the tacky delights of adult publishing in the so-called permissive age; last week I showed him Parkinson’s …

Louisiana legislator fined $37,000 for gambling his campaign money | NOLA.com

BATON ROUGE -- A Louisiana lawmaker must pay a $37,000 fine to the state treasury over three years under an agreement approved Friday (Sept. 15) by …

Baton Rouge