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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.