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April 13, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease: Combating Constipation (Part 2)

by Melita Petrossian

This 3-part blog series looks at Parkinson's disease and the gut. Explore the gut-brain connection and the role of human microbiome in health and disease.

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April 13, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection (Part 3)

by Melita Petrossian

This 3-part blog series looks at Parkinson's disease and the gut. Explore the gut-brain connection and the role of human microbiome in health and disease.

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March 1, 2017

A Month for Essential Tremor

by Melita Petrossian

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder affecting more than an estimated 7 million Americans. Find out more this March, essential tremor month.

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January 10, 2017

4 Factors for Successful Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders

by Jean-Philippe Langevin

Getting the Best Results from Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery can improve the quality of life of patients suffering from various movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Undergoing surgery is an important and personal decision in the patient’s...

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January 11, 2016

The Evolution of Awake Brain Surgery

by Zara Jethani

Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,Raze out the written troubles of the brainAnd with some sweet oblivious antidoteCleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuffWhich weighs upon the heart? – Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 3 Awake...

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January 1, 2016

Brain Cancer Breakthroughs to Build on in 2016

by Zara Jethani

Crossing the blood-brain barrier can be a good thing. The blood-barrier normally protects the brain from attack by toxins and infection. This same protective quality prevents drugs reaching areas of the brain that are affected by disease such as brain cancer. Researchers in Canada were able...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019