Parkinson's Disease


Rev Jesse Jackson Discloses Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

U.S. News

"Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it," he wrote. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease's progression."


Everything you need to know about neural lace and Elon Musk's latest venture Neuralink

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Neural lace made headlines this month with Elon Musk launching Neuralink, a medical research company that aims to merge the human brain with intelligent computers. At its most basic form, neural lace is an ultra-thin mesh that can be implanted in the skull, forming a collection of electrodes capable of monitoring brain function. It's thought that neural lace could treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and other life-altering brain disorders. Open AI's'friendly AI' is essentially artificial intelligence that will benefit humans and create a standardised approach to AI creation and deployment.


Artificial Intelligence Robots Aiding in Battle Against Crippling Nerve Disease

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Artificial intelligence robots are turbocharging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. "Many doctors call it the worst disease in medicine, and the unmet need is huge," said Richard Mead of the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience, who has found artificial intelligence (AI) is already speeding up his work. One candidate proposed by AI machines recently produced promising results in preventing the death of motor neurone cells and delaying disease onset in preclinical tests in Sheffield. A key test will come with a study by Benevolent to assess a previously unsuccessful compound from Johnson & Johnson in a new disease area -- this time for treating Parkinson's disease patients with excessive daytime sleepiness.


How AI robots hunt new drugs for crippling nerve disease

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"Many doctors call it the worst disease in medicine and the unmet need is huge," said Richard Mead of the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience, who has found artificial intelligence (AI) is already speeding up his work. Famous sufferers include Lou Gehrig, the 1923-39 New York Yankees baseball player; actor and playwright Sam Shepard, who died last month; and Hawking, a rare example of someone living for decades with the condition. A key test will come with a Phase IIb study by Benevolent to assess a previously unsuccessful compound from Johnson & Johnson in a new disease area - this time for treating Parkinson's disease patients with excessive daytime sleepiness. For Benevolent's Hunter, today's attempts to find new drugs for ALS and other difficult diseases marks an important test-bed for the future of AI, which is already being deployed in other high-tech areas such as autonomous cars.


Tango could stave off the effects of Parkinson's disease

Daily Mail

To us as a neuroscientist and biomechanist (Lena), and a rehabilitation scientist and dancer (Madeleine), understanding the complexities of motor skill in a ballet move, or the physical language of coordination in partner dance, is an inspiring and daunting challenge. The ultimate goal is to help better design and prescribe rehabilitation to those with reduced mobility, as well as to develop robots that can physically interact with people to help with both motor assistance and motor learning. Lucas McKay, an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory specializing in mechanisms of balance impairment in Parkinson's disease, showed that participants improved muscle activity for balance after adapted tango. That is, as they practiced their tango dancing skills, they developed motor modules that also helped them walk and balance in everyday situations.


New Parkinson's Disease Treatment: Dancing With Robots

International Business Times

To us as a neuroscientist and biomechanist (Lena), and a rehabilitation scientist and dancer (Madeleine), understanding the complexities of motor skill in a ballet move, or the physical language of coordination in partner dance, is an inspiring and daunting challenge. The ultimate goal is to help better design and prescribe rehabilitation to those with reduced mobility, as well as to develop robots that can physically interact with people to help with both motor assistance and motor learning. Lucas McKay, an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory specializing in mechanisms of balance impairment in Parkinson's disease, showed that participants improved muscle activity for balance after adapted tango. That is, as they practiced their tango dancing skills, they developed motor modules that also helped them walk and balance in everyday situations.


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To us as a neuroscientist and biomechanist ( Lena), and a rehabilitation scientist and dancer ( Madeleine), understanding the complexities of motor skill in a ballet move, or the physical language of coordination in partner dance, is an inspiring and daunting challenge. Adapted tango rehabilitation class improves gait and balance in people with Parkinson's disease. Lucas McKay, an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory specializing in mechanisms of balance impairment in Parkinson's disease, showed that participants improved muscle activity for balance after adapted tango. That is, as they practiced their tango dancing skills, they developed motor modules that also helped them walk and balance in everyday situations.


Radical 'brain mesh' that could make the Matrix a reality

Daily Mail

In tests in mice, the injectable probe produced a minimal, short-lived immune response and the mesh and brain tissue merged with the probe. In tests in mice, the injectable probe produced a minimal, short-lived immune response and the mesh and brain tissue merged with the probe. Dr Charles Lieber, the co-author of the research, says that'the mesh electronics should provide unique opportunities for brain-machine interfaces for tetraplegic patients, deep brain stimulations for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and neural prosthetics in general' Dr Lieber says that most areas of neuroscience research could benefit from the technology's long-term stability and ability to record signals at the level of a single neuron. Dr Lieber also says that'the mesh electronics should provide unique opportunities for brain-machine interfaces for tetraplegic patients, deep brain stimulations for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and neural prosthetics in general.'


But Will the Algorithms Have Empathy?

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How soon will it be before smart machines perform complex, multifaceted services such as looking out for our health? Every day, we hear about smart machines with new capabilities: computers that can outplay chess masters or are capable of processing natural language to answer increasingly complex questions; new cars that alert us when the driver in front of us hits the brakes, when we drift out of our designated lanes, or when a pedestrian suddenly steps off the curb. But how soon will it be before smart machines perform complex, multifaceted services such as looking out for our health? Applying similar capabilities to detect other illness early and accurately may not be far away.


Microsoft watch eliminates hand tremors in Parkinson's

Daily Mail

The prototype device works by sending tiny vibrations into the wearer's wrist, which disrupts the feedback loop between the brain and the hand that causes the tremors. Microsoft has developed a vibrating watch (pictured) that alleviates the hand tremors of sufferers of Parkinson's disease Microsoft's Emma Watch works via a combination of motion sensors and artificial intelligence. The device works by sending tiny vibrations into the wearer's wrist, which disrupt the feedback loop between the brain and the hand that causes the tremors'Once these symptoms can be identified and measured, it's possible to develop technology and devices that help humans manage their symptoms,' a company spokesperson said during the showcase. Despite her job as a graphic designer, Ms Lawton tells Ms Zhang: 'I tend to avoid doing sketching and writing now because it's not really worth it' But after Ms Zhang gives Ms Lawton the watch, she is able to draw a neat square with relative ease, and is shown as she writes her own name'for the first time in years' Ms Lawton tells Ms Zhang: 'I tend to avoid doing sketching and writing now because it's not really worth it.