Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Automated, non-invasive MRI can accurately diagnose Parkinson's

In an international study at 17 MRI centers in the U.S., Austria and Germany, a research team led by UF's David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., used a non-invasive MRI method with 1,002 patients to develop an automated system to accurately ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study says life span normal when Parkinson's does not affect thinking

In the past, researchers believed that Parkinson's disease did not affect life expectancy. But recent studies showed a somewhat shorter life span. Now a new study suggests that when the disease does not affect thinking skills ...

Genetics

The gene causing new brain disorder

Newly discovered gene mutations may help explain the cause of a disease that drastically impairs walking and thinking.

Neuroscience

Simple walking test may help make difficult diagnosis

There's a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it's often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Blood test may help differentiate Parkinson's from similar diseases

A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a new study published in the ...

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