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Great Strides: Smartphone App May Prevent Dangerous Freezing of Gait in Parkinson’s Patients

Joint Tel Aviv University/European Union projectfocuses on major cause of disability ...

Faster, better clinical trials to help find cures for brain disorders

USC physicians ask Southern Californians to take online brain tests that could lead to therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s ...

New Study Calls for Partnering of Parkinson’s Disease Research Community with Patient Groups to Improve Effectiveness of Clinical Trials

Survey of Parkinson’s disease researchers, patients, and caregivers discloses strategies for eliminating inherent barriers, as reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

What Is the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Developing Parkinson’s Disease?

A survey of the current literature suggests complex interactions, as reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

Balance key in Parkinson’s study

University of Canberra Master of Health by research student Hayley Teasdale is working to make life easier for people living with Parkinson's disease. ... Full story

Scripps Florida Study Points to Drug Target for Huntington’s Disease

JUPITER, FL – Huntington’s disease attacks the part of the brain that controls movement, destroying nerves with a barrage of toxicity, yet leaves other parts relatively unscathed. ... Full story

Sunlight Exposure and Latitude Linked to Development of Dystonia Symptoms

This discovery could help us better understand the varied manifestations of dystonia and other debilitating neurological disorders. ... Full story

More frequent diagnosis of autism does not reflect greater prevalence

The number of Swedish children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has risen substantially over the past decade. But the phenotype (symptoms on which the diagnosis is based) has not become more common. The increase is presumably due to broader diagnostic criteria, growing propensity to see doctors and greater awareness among clinicians. The study has just been published by the British Medical Journal. ... Full story

UT Arlington researcher helps better identify toys, household items important in an infant’s motor skill development f

Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact the way or when a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are unaware of the significant role household items play in their infant’s motor skill development. ... Full story

Weight management is critical for survival in motor neuron disease

Researchers from around the UK, led by a team at the University of Sheffield's Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), have found new evidence to support early nutrition management in motor neuron disease (MND). ... Full story

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