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​International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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Hot off the press from the 2016 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders:

June 29—A Novel Missense Mutation Links Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood and Rapid-Onset Dystonia Parkinsonism in One Family

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June 29—New Study Identifies Mutations in Lewy Body Dementia Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease

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June 29—Tremor is Reduced by Nearly Half in Trial of Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s Disease

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June 29—SOD1 Aggregates Found in Brains of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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June 30—Falls Occur Often and Early in Parkinson’s Disease, Study Finds

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June 30—Is Visual or Automated Analysis of SPECT Scans More Reliable in Diagnosing Parkinsonism?

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June 30—In Animal and Cellular Models, Human-Derived Alpha-Synuclein Antibody Is Found to Attenuate Spread of Toxic Protein 

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June 30—A Deletion on Chromosome 22 is Reported to Be Associated with an Increased Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

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Hot off the press from the 2015 International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders:

June 18—Rivastigmine Therapy Found to Improve Gait, Reduce Falls in Parkinson's Patients

June 18—Apomorphine Found Not to Trigger Impulsive Behavior in Parkinson's Patients

June 18—Botulinum Toxin Found to Relieve Pain, Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy

June 17—Daytime Sleepiness May Predict Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Patients

June 17—Electrophysiology Adds Benefit to Diagnosis in Post-Hypoxic Myoclonus

June 16—Inhaled Levodopa Quickly Abolishes 'Off Time' Symptoms for Parkinson's Patients 

June 16—More Testing in the Search for Dystonia Treatments

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Latest Entry: 6/30/2016 Falls Occur Often and Early in Parkinson’s Disease, Study Finds