parkinson's

mini brain

This 3D Human 'Mini-Brain' Is Made of Stem Cells and Can Live For Months

Biologists from Tufts University have fine-tuned an environment for 3D test tube “mini-brains” so that they can function like a living nervous system for months.
Caroline Haskins
10.18.18
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
5.2.18
Smoking

Four Surprising Potential Health Benefits of Nicotine

As long as you're not smoking it, of course.
Nick English
4.12.18
Noisey News

Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Won't Tour Due to Parkinson's Diagnosis

Tipton won't be on the 'Firepower' tour, but he's not taking a break from making music with the heavy metal heroes.
Phil Witmer
2.12.18
The High Life

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.
Nick English
6.12.17
Eat This

Eating Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Higher Parkinson's Risk

What a new study does and doesn't say.
Jesse Hicks
6.9.17
healthcare

Here's What It Looks Like When a Gene Test Says You're Prone to Alzheimer's

Is 23andMe doing enough to ease the concerns of people who are at risk?
Olga Oksman
4.17.17
Health

Scientists Hacked an Old Brain-Zapping Treatment for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.6.17
Living With It

We Can Now Stop Hallucinations in Parkinson's

Half of people with Parkinson’s experience delusions and paranoia. The ultimate irony: Meds for these symptoms exacerbate the disease. But a new drug may offer a solution.
Mary O'Hara
11.29.16
brain

How Smelling and Drinking Wine Can Protect You from Alzheimer’s

The researchers behind this study chose to put 13 Master Sommeliers and 13 civilians into an MRI machine and had them smell fruits and wine, in order to look at the structural differences between the two groups of brains.
Nick Rose
9.9.16
FIGHTLAND

A Neurologist Weighs In On Muhammad Ali's Battle with Parkinson's Disease

Even as Parkinson's abbreviated his public life, Ali remained an inspiration for the millions living with the nervous system disorder.
Jeff Harder
6.6.16
spoon

Smart Spoon Helps Parkinson's Patients Feed Themselves

GYENNO spoon is a robotic aid for people with tremors.
Kari Paul
1.9.16
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