Scientists uncover new clues about Parkinson’s disease

Tool developed at MIT simultaneously measures chemical and electrical brain signals, revealing unexpectedly complex relationship between brain signals.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Alumnus gives MIT $4.5 million to establish the Broderick Fund for Phytocannabinoid Research

Gifts to MIT and Harvard Medical School totaling $9 million will fund independent research on cannabinoid’s influence on brain health and behavior.

School of Science • mit
April 30, 2019 ~11 min

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New sensors track dopamine in the brain for more than a year | MIT News

Tiny probes could be useful for monitoring patients with Parkinson’s and other diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 12, 2018 ~6 min

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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease | MIT News

Biological engineers identify genes that protect against protein linked to Parkinson’s disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 12, 2017 ~5 min

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A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation | MIT News

Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2017 ~7 min

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Chemists reveal amyloid structure | MIT News

Discovery of how amyloids bind metal ions sheds light on protein function.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 29, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  chemistry  alzheimers  aging  disease  research  school-of-science  national-institutes-of-health-nih  parkinsons

Making brain implants smaller could prolong their lifespan | MIT News

Thin fibers could be used to deliver drugs or electrical stimulation, with less damage to the brain.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2017 ~4 min

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Monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms at home | MIT News

Keyboard-monitoring technique can detect motor difficulties as patients type.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent • mit
Oct. 5, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  health  medicine  spain  disease  research  school-of-engineering  research-laboratory-of-electronics  parkinsons

Newly discovered neural connections may be linked to emotional decision-making | MIT News

Researchers suspect cells in this brain circuit could also be targets of Parkinson’s disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 19, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  neuroscience  anxiety  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute  parkinsons

Professor Emerita Suzanne Corkin dies at 79 | MIT News

Over half a century at MIT, Corkin made lasting contributions to the biology of memory and cognitive disorders.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
June 1, 2016 ~3 min

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