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Laser Technology Allows Parkinsonism Patients to Walk Again

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January 31, 2014
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Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a device that re-routes brain signals in Parkinsonism disorder patients, allowing them to regain mobility. For at least one patient in Florida, the device is having a life-changing impact. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters


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Tongue Tip Technology Drives Quadriplegic Independence

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Parkinson's Drug Linked to Artistic Spark

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Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) — A drug used to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease has also been found to boost the creativity of patients who are taking it. Levodopa is designed to increase dopamine levels in the brains of Parkinson's patients suffering from tremors, but researchers in Israel say that in some patients, it's also sparking an outpouring of artistic expression.
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