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Boston Scientific announces CE Mark for the Vercise™ Primary Cell Deep Brain Stimulation System
Boston Scientific has received CE Mark for the Vercise™ Primary Cell (PC) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System. The Vercise PC System is intended to provide precise neural targeting to address the varying needs of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD), primary and secondary dystonia, and essential tremor.
10 September 2015
Jennifer & Jonathan - 100 sit-ups a day - Jen & Jon's 6 packs challenge
Jonathan and I have decided to take up the EPDA Parkinson's 100 Challenge by setting ourselves a goal that will really push us on a daily basis. We have decided to try to complete 100 sit ups a day for 100 days.
09 September 2015
Francesco - Push Parkinson's away - First week of training: done!
It's been a nice warm-up so far, now things are starting to get a bit rougher. But, I received my first donations: thank you everyone, this can only spur me to train harder to reach my goal of 100 push-ups in a row!
08 September 2015
Dominic - Duathlon for Parkinson's disease - Big day is near!
Eek! My challenge is now less than two weeks away and the nerves are really beginning to settle in! I'm pretty confident I'll complete the duathlon, but I'm terrified of the extra press-up challenge I just threw in for 'fun'!
07 September 2015
EMA's medical literature monitoring enters into full operation
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) starts its full medical literature monitoring service on 1 September 2015. The implementation of EMA's full service follows a launch phase which began on 1 July 2015 and which included the 50 most common chemical active substance groups.
01 September 2015
Parkinson's disease brain cells at risk of burnout, like an overheating motor
The death of brain cells in Parkinson's disease may be caused by a form of cellular energy crisis in neurons that require unusually high quantities of energy to carry out their job of regulating movement, researchers at the University of Montreal reported today.
27 August 2015
'Postcode lottery' over Parkinson's disease treatment
There is a postcode lottery for an essential surgical treatment for Parkinson's depending on which side of Scotland you live, a charity has said.
25 August 2015
Brain pathways related to Parkinson's disease
A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, entitled In vivo characterisation of the connectivity and subcomponents of the human globus pallidus and published in the journal NeuroImage, looked at various ways of identifying the pathways that traverse the basal ganglia in order to better identify how diseases like Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease occur.
24 August 2015
Two more alpha-synuclein drugs in clinical trials
This week MJFF-funded biotech Neuropore Therapies announced the start of its Phase I trial of NPT200-11, a compound that binds to the protein alpha-synuclein to reduce its toxicity.
14 August 2015
Could a pen change how we diagnose brain function?
Team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab detects dementia using AI and a digital pen.
13 August 2015
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