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Gut Bacteria Could Guard Against—and Even Reverse—Parkinson’s Disease, Says ‘Exciting’ New Study

This new study adds to a growing body of research that has linked Parkinson's disease and brain function to gut bacteria.

Parkinson’s Patients Experience Significant Reduction in Tremors Thanks to Ultrasound Procedure

Not only was the procedure found to be safe and well-tolerated, it was also shown to dramatically improve the patients' quality of life.

These Simple, Wearable Devices Use a Laser to Prevent ‘Freezing’ Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

These simple, wearable lasers have been shown to prevent “freezing of gait”—and its creators have just been given the money to bring the devices to the US.

Success of Advanced-Stage Parkinson’s Treatment is ‘Beyond Researcher’s Wildest Dreams’

Researchers are using spinal implants to improve motor function in Parkinson's patients – and the results are particularly exciting.

Parkinson’s Researchers Now Have $24 Million To Keep Going Thanks to Funding From Michael J. Fox

Scientists now have over $24 million in funding for Parkinson's research thanks to the beloved Hollywood philanthropist.

First Parkinson’s Patient to Get Unique Stem Cell Treatment Could Pave the Way for Many More by 2023

The patient has shown no adverse effects since undergoing the procedure – and if the therapy's success continues, it could be available as soon as 2023.

First-of-its-Kind Clinical Trial Will Try and Cure Parkinson’s Disease Using ‘Reprogrammed’ Stem Cells

This will be the world's first clinical trial in which researchers use iPS cells to cure Parkinson's disease.

When Flight Attendant Discovers Passenger Has Parkinson’s, He Escorts Her By the Hand to First Class

When asked if he needed help taking care of the passenger, the flight attendant simply said: “I got this.”

Vibrating Watch is Game Changer For People With Parkinson’s

This Microsoft worker was given the challenge of changing Emma Lawton's life – and she did that by building a vibrating watch. 33-year-old Emma has...

Michael J. Fox Nails Soulful Guitar Solo, Playing With Dave Matthews For Parkinson’s Research

If you thought “Johnny Be Good” was good, check out this sweet version of “All Along The Watchtower” by Dave Matthews and Michael J. Fox.

Estranged Son Helps Father With Parkinson’s to Fulfill Bucket List After discovering his father has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Graham decided to help him fulfill his bucket list. The newly-collaborating father and son are...

11-Year-old Invents Non-spill Cup for Grandfather With Parkinson’s

A young girl has invented a spill proof cup for her grandfather whose unsteady hands were causing him to spill drinks. Lily Born of Chicago began...
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Defying Parkinson’s With Dance (Video)

The two things that have brought Michael and Roslyn Lieb closer together couldn't be more different: Parkinson's disease and dance, one slowly taking away,...

Scientists Unravel Secret Behind 130 Brain Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism

Scientists have isolated a set of proteins that accounts for over 130 brain diseases, including diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsies and...

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s “Encouraging” in Early Trials

Oxford BioMedica, a leading gene therapy company, announced yesterday new data from the ongoing Phase I/II trial of ProSavin, its gene therapy for...

Stem Cells Offer a Potential Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's is a debilitating disease characterized by loss of muscle control, but there may be new hope for people with this illness in the...

Man Recovered From Parkinson’s Uses Holistic Regimen

In 1995, John Coleman was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and suffered from the loss of speech and the inability to walk 5 meters without...

A Drug that Prevents Cell Damage in Spinal injuries, Cancer and Parkinson’s Diseases?

UPI reports on some excited researcers at Purdue University who said Tuesday that the hypertension drug hydralazine appears to prevent cell death. ...

Good News in History, November 24

160 years ago today, the British naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species explaining his theory of evolution. The first edition—which...

Long-Term Study Shows Deep Brain Stimulation is Effective Treatment for Most Severe Form of Depression

Over the course of the study's eight-year follow-ups, the treatment was shown to be an “effective and robust” therapy for treatment-resistant depression.