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Finding the genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease could give scientists a leg up in developing future treatments.
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Researchers are advancing our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the therapies for treatment.
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
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The hippocampus is responsible for everything you remember, from this morning’s breakfast to your first kiss.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
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Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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The discovery in the late 1950s that the level of dopamine was decreased in the brains of Parkinson’s patients was followed in the 1960s by successful treatment with the drug levodopa, which is converted to dopamine in the brain. This historical event is one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in the field of neurology.
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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects approximately 1.5 million individuals in the United States. Typically, people start showing symptoms over the age of 50. In fact, aging is the only known risk factor for the development of this disorder.
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