Google buys high-tech spoon maker, expands healthcare focus
Google buys high-tech spoon maker, expands healthcare focus

Google Inc has acquired the maker of a high-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the Internet company`s latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market.

Depression common symptom in Parkinson`s patients

Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who hung himself at his home earlier this week, has been diagnosed with Parkinson`s disease. Now, researchers have confirmed the suspicion that depression is a very common symptom in people suffering from Parkinson`s disease.

Parkinson`s boosts creativity: Study

If you are in a creative profession, Parkinson`s may be a blessing in disguise as researchers have found that patients of the nerve cells disease in the area of brain are more creative than their healthy peers.

Suffering from Parkinson`s? Take brisk walk to stay fit

Walking regularly improves the mood, fitness and ability to think in people suffering from Parkinson`s disease.

3D brain view may help treat Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s

In a breakthrough that may help in developing drugs for Alzheimer`s and other neurological disorders, researchers have developed a 3D view of an important receptor in the brain.

REM sleep disorder a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease

The sleep disorder in particular, called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) behavior disorder, could be a sign of impending neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson`s and dementia, scientists claimed.

British track legend Sir Roger Bannister vows not to quit fighting Parkinson`s disease

British track legend Sir Roger Bannister has reportedly taken an oath not to stop his fight against Parkinson`s disease after revealing that he has been struck down by the illness.

Parkinson`s disease could soon be history post groundbreaking discovery

Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers were able to identify and then shut down a biological process that seemed to trigger a particular form of Parkinson`s disease present in a large number of patients.

After diabetes, Google Glass sets eyes on Parkinson`s

After unveiling a smart contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears in January, Google is now working on to support people with Parkinson`s disease - via Google Glass, it much-anticipated wearable device to be launched later this year.

Higher vitamin D levels could delay or prevent dementia in Parkinson`s patients

A new study, that looks into the vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson`s disease, opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression.

Slowing ageing process could help treat neurodegenerative diseases

Human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Huntington`s diseases share two key features: they stem from toxic protein aggregation and emerge late in life.

Lasers could potentially cure Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s

Scientists have discovered that photo acoustic therapy might be the long-awaited cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or the mad cow disease.

Gene mutation linked to onset of Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Huntington`s diseases

Lesch-Nyhan syndrome is caused by defects in the HPRT1 gene, known for its essential "housekeeping duties," among them helping generate purine nucleotides - the building blocks of DNA and RNA.

How depression diminishes memories

A new research has suggested that `pattern separation` - a process that helps young viewers learn to differentiate things that are similar fades in adults in proportion to the severity of their depression.

New drugs to treat Parkinson`s identified

Scientists have identified new drugs that have the potential to stop faulty brain cells from dying and slow down the progression of Parkinson`s disease.

Skin cream ingredient may stop Parkinson`s effects on brain

The active ingredient in an over-the-counter skin cream may slow or stop the effects of Parkinson`s disease on brain cells, scientists have found.

Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s may not share common genetic risk

Alzheimer and Parkinson disease do not appear to share a common genetic risk, a new study has revealed.

Compounds that can delay Alzheimer`s identified

Scientists have used a new approach to identify compounds with the potential to delay or treat Alzheimer`s disease, and possibly Parkinson`s, Lou Gehrig`s disease and other degenerative disorders.

Viable Parkinson`s disease treatment identified

A team of researchers from Rush University, Yale University, the University of Colorado and the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation transplanted human embryonic stem cells into primate laboratory animals modeled with Parkinson`s disease and found "robust survival" of the cells after six weeks and indications that the cells were "well integrated" into the host animals.

LPG-operated gas geysers cause health problems: Study

Liquefied Petroleum Gas-operated geysers in ill-ventilated rooms can result in seizures, epilepsy, cardiac arrest and early onset of Parkinson`s, a new study has revealed.