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Parkinson's [electronic resource]

Commonly thought of as an elderly person's affliction, Parkinson's disease in reality often begins before a patient reaches an advanced age. This film presents case studies drawn from a broader age range than is normally associated with the disorder. To start with, a 40-year-old woman explains the difficulties she experienced for about 10 years until doctors finally diagnosed her with Parkinson's. Viewers also meet a man well into his senior years who copes with the disease, aided by a physiotherapist and a daily exercise program. The causal factors, symptoms, and treatment of Parkinson's Disease are explored, with intriguing medical developments highlighted by University of Athens professor and neurosurgeon Damianos Sakas, who explains the innovative procedure known as Deep Brain St [...]
Online
2012
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Memory Enhancement [electronic resource]

Memory Enhancement Crossword puzzles, vitamins, and classical music have all been promoted as tools for improving memory. Panelists discuss the recent theories and research surrounding memory enhancement and help viewers separate fact from fiction.
Online
2007
103.

Sleepy Flies Help Understand Alzheimer's Brains [electronic resource]

Fruit flies can shed light on sleep disorders in Alzheimer's patients.
Online
2013
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MS Wars [electronic resource]: Hope, Science, and the Internet

Developed in 2008 by Italian researcher Paolo Zamboni, the procedure known as liberation therapy was designed to improve blood flow in the veins that drain the central nervous system. Zamboni believed his method could successfully treat multiple sclerosis, but critics complained that his studies did not conform to accepted standards of medical research. The resulting debate in the scientific community boiled over into numerous online venues. This program examines the science, controversy, and human drama surrounding liberation therapy. In addition to its clear academic benefits, the program also spins an intriguing narrative about Internet-driven movements that have reframed the doctor-patient relationship and highlighted the impact of Zamboni's conclusions on physicians, institution [...]
Online
2011
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Nerves

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Uses animation to detail the mechanisms controlling the operation of our nerves, providing a clearer understanding of the central nervous system and its intricate chemistry. Presents research on the central nervous system that has aided in the treatment of nervous disorders. Covers formation and propagation of Action Potentials, the action of voltage activate and ligand gated ion channels, the transmission of nerve signals across synapses, and the role of transmitters, agonists, antagonists, and second messengers. Describes the search for new drugs to treat nervous disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease, and for stroke prevention, depression, and anxiety. Demonstrates micro electrode techniques used in studying brain slices and patch clamp techniques used in studying s [...]
VHS
1990
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