Category: Parkinson’s News


Researchers discover brain region involved in control of attention

The subthalamic nucleus is a pea-sized brain area that controls our movements. These motions have been hampered in Parkinson’s patients: researchers believe the subthalamic nucleus, which normally acts as a brake on abrupt movement, is exerting too much influence. Researchers believe that overactive brakes contribute to the disease’s tremors and other motor deficits.

Lifting lid on Parkinson’s mystery

MEMBERS of the Mildura Parkinson’s Support Group spent a large portion of Thursday educating passers-by about the complex, misunderstood and sometimes misdiagnosed disease. Affecting more than 200,000 Australians, Parkinson’s disease has more than…