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Posts Tagged ‘dopamine’

By On November 12th, 2013

Simple Test May Help Track Dopamine Loss in Parkinson’s Patients

A simple test may be able to gauge what more complex technological tests could not perceive. Dopamine loss, a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, is currently very difficult to assess, according to Katherine R. Gamble, a psychology Ph.D. student at Georgetown University who helped create a new test. The test is technologically simple, but gives an…

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By On April 30th, 2013

Ritalin To Fight Alzheimer’s Apathy

There are currently no prescription medications capable of stopping memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients, although many trials and studies are being conducted to change that. In the mean time, experts can only treat other symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which include apathy. Paul Taylor, of the Globe and Mail, reports that “up to 70-percent of Alzheimer’s patients can…

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