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Parkinson’s Pipeline: Promise in Research and Treatment

Ted Pigeon, Editor-in-Chief

November/December 2015—At the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference, experts revealed encouraging new directions in treating and understanding PD.

New Evidence Ties Low Vitamin D Levels to Neurological Diseases

September 2015—  New Evidence Ties Low Vitamin D Levels to Neurological Diseases Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with a variety of medical conditions in the last seve…

Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease

Rachel Dolhun, MD, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

September 2015—Despite its prevalence, dystonia is under-recognized and therefore undertreated.

New Option Now Available for DBS for PD, Tremor

June 2015—FDA this month approved the Brio Neurostimulation System (St. Jude Medical), an implantable deep brain stimulation device, to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s dis…

Levodopa 2.0: New Strategies to Even Out the Peaks and Valleys

Rachel Dolhun, MD, The Michael J. Fox Foundation

June 2015—An update on the newest pharmacologic options to manage symptoms of PD.

Bring The Noise: Stochastic Vestibular Stimulation

A Q&A with Filip Bergquist, MD, PhD

March 2015—Researchers have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies: In the News and in the Clinic

Rachel Dolhun, MD

January/February 2015—Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has been in the news since it was revealed that Robin Williams suffered hallucinations, paranoia and parkinsonism secondary to the condition. D…

Parkinson’s Disease: Disease Modifying Therapies Remain Elusive

November/December 2014—Insights from Zoltan Mari, MD


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