MR guided focused ultrasound of the brain

MR-guided focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method which offers an interesting alternative to the surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Over thirty members of the Edinburgh Research Interest Group were treated to an excellent review of this new technique applied to essential tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and other brain disorders by Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc […]

The latest in Parkinson’s research in an hour or less

New disease primer from Nature Journals offers updates on the cutting edge of Parkinson’s research and trends. To see the latest report on this from the Van Andel Institute, follow this link: VAI

Can Parkinson’s be treated with ultrasound?

An article in the Columbus Dispatch by JoAnne Viviano on Saturday December 24, 2016, reports as follows: Ron Nickelson practiced tongue twisters Friday from his hospital bed at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. “She sells seashells by the seashore,” he told his neurosurgeon, Dr. Vibhor Krishna, with a smile. “Rubber baby buggy bumpers.” He […]

Vaccine for Parkinson’s Reports Positive Results

The Michael J Fox Foundation reports that new study results from Austrian biotech AFFiRiS support continued development of its vaccine against the key Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein. Today the company announced its “boost” follow-up study — funded with a $1.04 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation — showed that an additional dose is safe and can […]