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  • Developing the Next Generation of Parkinson’s Disease Therapies
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  • 13th Mar 2013

  • Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated primarily with the death of the dopaminergic neurones in the substantia nigra. All of the treatments currently available for the treatment of PD address the primary motor symptoms. In addition, the management of non-motor symptoms requires a multi-drug therapeutic approach. However, none of the therapies […]

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  • Life After Brain Injury – UKABIF demands action
  • Posted in Special Feature

  • 11th Dec 2012

  • In July 2012, the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) a membership organisation and charity that aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of ABI, launched a Campaign ‘Life after Brain Injury? Improve Services Now’ to improve rehabilitation services and support for people with ABI. UKABIF’s Manifesto ‘Life after Brain Injury – A Way Forward’ outlines the necessity of acute and early access to rehabilitation for adults with ABI to ensure optimal recovery, focusing on the need for specialist neurorehabilitation teams to manage care pathways and the cost implications of not providing adequate rehabilitation.

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  • An Artist’s View of the Brain
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  • 10th Dec 2012

  • How can electro-chemical reactions within our brains make me an artist and you a neurologist? And where does the spirit of each of us come from, and reside, within that amazing network of firing synapses?