Diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spread through the brain like a forest fire. A new study suggests how the fire starts.
"I've always counted on movement, to not only propel me from place to place, but to express myself," Fox says. The Apple TV+ film Still draws viewers into Fox's painful reality with the disease.
Arts therapies appear to ease brain disorders from Parkinson's to PTSD. Now, artists and scientists have launched an effort to understand how these treatments change the brain.
The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vanish briefly in the face of stress or a strong emotion. Now scientists are searching for a treatment based on this phenomenon, a form of the placebo effect.
Years before he got diagnosed with Parkinson's, Joy Milne noticed her husband's characteristic scent had changed. The discovery that she could smell his illness has opened up a new field of research.