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News tag: parkinson's disease


Parkinson’s disease patients benefitting from electrical stimuli

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Parkinson’s disease patients may have significant improvements in quality of life due to a device that uses electric noise to stimulate their sense of balance, new research promises. Swedish scientists from the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy created a portable pocket-sized vestibular that promises to improve the lives of Parkinson’s…


High pollution concentration affects cognitive development in children

12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children living in cities with high levels of pollution have an increased risk of negative effects to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ, new study unveiled. According to researchers, children living in cities with pollutants concentration above US standards, including fine particulate matter, have a high risk…


Parkinson’s disease potentially reversed using breakthrough discovery

7 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Coming as a major breakthrough in treating Parkinson's disease, Swedish scientists discovered it is possible to create dopamine cells from embryonic stem cells and transplant them into the brain to replace the cells lost to the disease. A loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain is the cause of Parkinson’s…


Michael J. Fox sues research lab over 25000 missing files

9 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Actor Michael J. Fox sued the Coriel Institue for Medical Research, following accusations the Institute mishandled more than 25000 files with valuable Parkinson's research. The Institute and the actor's foundation agreed on contractual terms stating the research specimens would be contained in a freezer, ensuring proper conservation. According to Fox's…