Parkinson's & Movement disorders

A new wearable system tracks Parkinson's disease symptoms remotely

Parkinson's disease affects 10 million people worldwide and its symptoms include tremors in the fingers and hands, small handwriting, loss of smell, walking difficulties, dizziness, and others. As these symptoms worsen over ...

Health

Moderate drinking linked to brain changes and cognitive decline

Consumption of seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with higher iron levels in the brain, according to a study of almost 21,000 people publishing July 14 in the open access journal PLOS Medicine. Iron accumulation ...

Neuroscience

Scientists discover how the brain keeps the urge to act in check

It's the final race. Eight athletes are lined up on the track, their feet tensely braced against the starting blocks. They hear the count off: "On Your Marks!", "Get Set," and then, a fraction of a second before the gunshot, ...

Neuroscience

A neurobiological model to better understand creative processes

"Many believe that creativity is assigned to a single brain region. But that is not the case," says Radwa Khalil. Together with scientists from South Africa and Australia, the neurobiologist at Jacobs University Bremen has ...

Neuroscience

Synaptic connectivity of a novel cell population in the striatum

A new study from the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet characterizes a novel neuronal population in the basal ganglia, responsible for the interaction between two types of neurotransmitters, GABA and acetylcholine. ...

Neuroscience

Smooth movements are achieved by stable basal ganglia activity

Smooth movements require coordinated control of muscles. Even a simple reaching movement involves coordinated movements of a person's shoulder, arm, wrist and fingers, which are controlled by temporally precise commands from ...

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