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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Nov 30, 2021

Neuropathy is a broad category of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), basically resulting from damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves. It typically may result in numbness, tingling (“pins and needles”), pain, or weakness in the area served by the specific nerve or nerves. Some pain sensations may...


Nov 16, 2021

En honor al Mes Nacional de los Cuidadores Familiares, en este episodio, hablamos con Ruby Rendon, Coordinadora de Alcance Hispano en el Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center y cuidadora principal de su mamá, Corina Villalobos, que hace ya 15 años fue diagnosticada con la enfermedad de Parkinson.

 

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Nov 2, 2021

For many years, Western medicine focused on disease and on keeping people healthy. Then it evolved to view the “whole person,” including the physical, mental, emotional, social, and environmental aspects of one’s functioning. Today’s medicine goes even beyond that model and encompasses the family, especially...


Oct 19, 2021

Until the ultimate goal of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) is achieved, researchers are taking various approaches to developing a treatment that significantly slows its progression. Here, clinical science and basic science come together to understand the underlying biological mechanisms of PD and...


Oct 5, 2021

Gene-based therapies for Parkinson’s disease, while still in the developmental stage, are under active investigation. For this potential therapy, genes are engineered in a laboratory and then injected into specific parts of the brain. The genes may function either to induce cells in the brain to produce dopamine, or...