Living electrodes could solve the lost-signal problem that plagues the science of mind-controlled prosthetic devices and electronics.
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The health benefits of exercise are no secret. Getting enough exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improves sleep habits. But many people may not realize that appropriate exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurologic disease that affects movement.
Jefferson University Hospitals recently earned a rating as among the best in the nation in Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report, in the magazine’s Best Hospitals 2013-14 report.
Thousands of Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. Dr. Jay Schneider, director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research Unit and professor of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University found that injecting patients with a chemical normally found in the brain, GM1 ganglioside, was effective in slowing down the progression of the disease.