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Using AI analysis of voice data to detect Parkinson's disease earlier

More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease. There is no cure, but if symptoms are noticed early, the disease can be controlled. As Parkinson's disease progresses, along with other symptoms speech ...

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Transcriptomic analysis of human ALS skeletal muscle reveals a disease-specific pattern of dysregulated circRNAs

A new research paper was published in Aging, entitled, "Transcriptomic analysis of human ALS skeletal muscle reveals a disease-specific pattern of dysregulated circRNAs."

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Parkinson's research studies show the healing power of music

For some, the walk into the rehearsal room was the tell. Slow, deliberate—as if balancing a teacup on one's head. For others, it was the repetitive rocking of hands, however slight: tremors that are a hallmark of Parkinson's, ...

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Potential new treatments for Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease is caused by repeated toxic changes in the protein huntingtin. An interdisciplinary team from the Department of Molecular Neurology and the Department of Stem Cell Biology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen ...

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Protein shapes could indicate Parkinson's disease

ETH Zurich researchers have found that a set of proteins have different shapes in the spinal fluid of healthy individuals and Parkinson's patients. These could be used in the future as a new type of biomarker for this disease.

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Immune cells in ALS patients can predict the course of the disease

By measuring immune cells in the cerebrospinal fluid when diagnosing ALS, it is possible to predict how fast the disease may progress according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Nature Communications.

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Biomarkers for Parkinson's disease sought through imaging

More than 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, balance and thinking. Severity of the disease is measured through external symptoms, as ...


Expert discusses new ALS drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first new medication for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in five years—despite uncertainty about how much it helps patients with the progressive and devastating ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease: Treatment is best started early

BBC broadcaster Jeremy Paxman was brought to hospital after he collapsed in a park while walking his dog. A doctor in the emergency department said to Paxman: "I think you have Parkinson's."

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

A nose to diagnose: Improving Parkinson's diagnosis

Parkinson's is a complex disease to diagnose and relies on practitioners' ability to recognize a myriad of different symptoms. Professor Perdita Barran and Joy Milne are working on ways to improve Parkinson's diagnosis.