Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease

Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos after deep brain stimulation ...

Neuroscience

Actions versus objects: The role of the motor system

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a very severe disease that mainly affects the motor system. Recently the focus of public attention thanks to a viral campaign (remember last summer's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?), ALS ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Research targets early symptoms of Parkinson's

University of Adelaide neuroscience researchers are investigating markers for potential earlier diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Daily walk cuts dementia risk, studies show

Everyone knows walking is good exercise, but it has another benefit: a daily 20-minute walk can also cut the risk of dementia by 40 percent, studies show.

Autism spectrum disorders

New hope for Autistic children who never learn to speak

An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted ...

Neuroscience

When the mind controls the machines

More than a hundred patients suffering from severe motor impairments have voluntarily participated in the development of non-invasive brain-machine interfaces. The main purpose of these machines is to allow the patients either ...

Medical research

New hope for survivors of stroke and traumatic brain injury

A new ground-breaking study about to be published in the Adis journal CNS Drugs provides clinical evidence that, for the first time, chronic neurological dysfunction from stroke or traumatic brain injury can rapidly improve ...

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