Category: Parkinson’s Disease

Molecules Act as ‘Bodyguards’ Against Parkinson’s Disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease. A disturbed relationship to these “bodyguards” leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum and published in Nature.

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Focused Ultrasound to the Brain is a Possibility for Relieving Tremors, Study Suggests

A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor, according to a new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Another Option for Parkinson’s Rehab: Play Video Games

The Leap Motion Controller (LMC) system used with serious games may be an effective option for a rehabilitation tool for improving coordination, speed of movements, and fine upper limb (UL) dexterity in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published recently in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

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