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    Insight into Parkinson's

    November 1, 2009

    Parkinson's disease patients get free lifetime access to 23andMe personal genome service.

    23andMe are offering free lifetime access to their personal genome service to people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for their participation in their Parkinson's disease research initiative.Below is a promotional video for the project that highlights Muhammad Ali's struggle with Parkinson's disease and his participation in 23andMe's research program.

    February 24, 2012 — Michelle Clement

    Check please: Can the din of a restaurant help Parkinson's patients with speech troubles?

    Parkinson's disease sufferers typically face a long, difficult battle against the disorder's degenerative effects on their motor skills and speech. While many scientists are studying the potential for drugs, surgery and exercise to slow the disease's impact on the central nervous system—including tremors, stiff muscles and impaired movement—one team of researchers is experimenting with technology designed to help Parkinson's sufferers fend off voice and speech problems.

    August 26, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

    Neurology

    Neurologists treat diseases of the brain, from seizures to strokes. The field also includes the study of headaches, pain and Parkinson's disease, among others.

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