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MRI Can Detect Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

An MRI scan that detects atrophy patterns in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients also can detect cognitive decline in Parkinson’s patients. Thirty patients with Parkinsonäó»s disease and 22 control subjects underwent 3-T magnetic resonance imaging. Compared with control subjects, patients with Parkinsonäó»s disease displayed significantly higher imaging resolution. These findings...

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Lithium May Prevent Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox, Parkinson’s Sufferer The Journal of Neuroscience Research reports that the drug lithium has been found to greatly prevent the buildup of the toxic proteins and brain cell loss linked to Parkinson’s disease. Commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, it has demonstrated a neuroprotective effect in diseases such...

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