POSTS TAGGED AS Parkinson’s Disease

Blood Biomarker for Parkinson’s

January 17, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Alpha-synuclein is a protein in neural tissue of unknown function, except that its mutations or post translation modifications have [MORE]

New Technique for Engineering Dopaminergic Neurons

August 2, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Italian researchers at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute (Milan) have reported their success in transforming human skin cells into functional [MORE]

Drug-Device Strategy for Parkinson’s

May 31, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Contrasting to the previous piece, Eli Lilly and Medtronic are collaborating on a new drug and companion device to [MORE]

MRI to Guide Drug Dosage

January 18, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

MRI and Drug Dosing
Positron emission tomography scans and radioactive labels now allow researchers to image a drug’s effect on [MORE]

Gene Therapy for the Brain-an Outpatient Procedure?

November 23, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene therapists have been experimenting with genetically modified SV-40 virus as a vector for many years.  Neurologists have known for [MORE]

Brain Implanted Neurotransmitter Sensors

March 16, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Deep Brain Sensor
Deep brain stimulation, for treating Parkinson’s disease, works even if it’s not known how.  But to [MORE]

Listening for Depression

December 28, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

Speech Recognition Graph
Most voice-recognition software programs focus on words and phrases, but Professor Sandy Pentland, at MIT’s Media Lab, has [MORE]

Imaging Inflammation in Brain Cells

December 14, 2009 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at the University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands have used positron emission tomography to show inflammation in the [MORE]