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.
The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies
It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
Four Surprising Potential Health Benefits of Nicotine
As long as you're not smoking it, of course.
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.
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.
Eating Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Higher Parkinson's Risk
What a new study does and doesn't say.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart Spoon Helps Parkinson's Patients Feed Themselves
GYENNO spoon is a robotic aid for people with tremors.