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Experimental treatment for Parkinson’s disease symptoms shows early promise

劳拉Dawahare特别KyForward大约14ars ago, Bill Crawford noticed a persistent twitching in one of his fingers that was interfering with his rehearsal time as the music pastor at Porter Memorial Church. “It was driving me crazy,” said the 57-year-old Lexingtonian. He’d noticed a few other things too, like weakness. He had mentioned it to his primary care physician,...

UK first in U.S. to conduct trial of promising new treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure for treating Parkinson’s disease. It involves implanting an electrode deep in the brain. (Illustration from UKNow) By Mallory Powell Special to KyForward A clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky is investigating a new treatment strategy for Parkinson’s disease that, if successful, could drastically change future...