Tag Archives: Parkinson’s Disease

AIIMS scientists describe new type of diabetes afflicting the brain

New Delhi: In a groundbreaking study, scientists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have described a new type of diabetes they term as “Diabetes Type 4”. This new discovery is expected to open a new field of therapy for glaucoma and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Singapore scientists grow mini human brains

Singapore: Scientists in Singapore have made a big leap on research on the ‘mini-brain’. These advanced mini versions of the human midbrain will help researchers develop treatments and conduct other studies into Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and ageing-related brain diseases.

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Aspirin component holds promise for treating Alzheimer’s

New York: A component of aspirin can block a cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, a new study says.

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Dementia Epidemic

Recently, on unfolding Hindustan Times, I noticed a headline to a column that went on to elaborate that India has the third highest number of dementia patients. Professor Prince of London who made this claim is one of the world leaders in neuroscience research.

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Simple test measures Parkinson’s progress in brain

New York (IANS): US researchers have identified what happens to the brain with the progression of Parkinson’s disease, thereby opening the door for a simple test to measure the disease advancement.

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AIIMS New Delhi invites applications for the post of Senior Research Officer in Dept of Neurology

The Department of Neurology, All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has invited applications for the post of Senior Research Officer (medical graduate with minimum six years of clinical work experience) for a project of Indian funding agency on Parkinson’s Disease for a period one and half month.

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New technique for deep brain stimulation surgery proves accurate and safe

Washington: The surgeon who more than two decades ago pioneered deep brain stimulation surgery in the United States to treat people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders has now developed a new way to perform the surgery — which allows for more accurate placement of the brain electrodes and likely is safer for patients.

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Saliva gland test for Parkinson’s shows promise, study finds

Washington: Described as a “big step forward” for research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, new research from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute suggests that testing a portion of a person’s saliva gland may be a way to diagnose the disease. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in San Diego in March.

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New hope for eyes damaged by Parkinson’s disease

Sydney: Scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of the complications of Parkinson’s disease.

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