Category: Neurological

Molecules Act as ‘Bodyguards’ Against Parkinson’s Disease

Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson’s disease. A disturbed relationship to these “bodyguards” leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers from the University of Basel’s Biozentrum and published in Nature.

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Fall Risk and Fall Prevention in Older Adults

The physical and financial cost of falls is staggering, but risk assessment, lifestyle adjustments, and home modifications mean falling does not have to be a fact of aging, shares Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD, AT-Ret, CIFT, in this feature for the November/December 2019 issue of Rehab Management.

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Focused Ultrasound to the Brain is a Possibility for Relieving Tremors, Study Suggests

A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor, according to a new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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