C.03. Parkinson's Disease

Campus Coffee Shop: Caffeine Conundrums


University of Northern Iowa Neurology Case Reports

 In the following pages students in the 1998 Introduction to Neurology class share their summaries of selected popular case reports or personal accounts of the effects of neurological injuries, disorders, or diseases. 

USC Online Multimedia Teaching Tool: Parkinson's Disease

The PARKINSON’S DISEASE chapter follows a slightly different format, with focus areas divided into empidemiology, etiology, and symptoms and treatments. Actual patient videos are included in the symptoms and treatments section. Readings are from primary literature and research opportunities are also highlighted.

USC Online Multimedia Teaching Tool


Brain Science Podcast #59: Using C. elegans in Neuroscience with Guy Caldwell

Episode 59 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with molecular biologist, Guy Caldwell, PhD, from the University of Alabama.

MIT OpenCourseWare Parkinson's Disease Workshop


Neuron Connection: Virtual Model of Parkinsons


SURGERY: You are going to perform a virtual experiment using the unilateral 6-OHDA model. Your rats will be given neurotoxic 6-OHDA injections to the substantia nigra of the right hemisphere. The toxin will selectively destroy dopaminergic neurons beginning within 24 hours, leading to Parkinson-like symptoms. You will select the amount of denervation you would like to induce, choose a drug with which to challenge your animals, and view graphs of the rats' rotational behavior both pre- and post- lesion.


Parkinson's Disease - Music Magic


(Play at max volume) Most patients and a good many doctors think of PD as simply a case of dying brain cells creating a shortage of the chemical dopamine. The treatment is to replace the dopamine. If this view was true, then this video would not be possible. I am in a state described as "off" and experiencing "freezing". The medicines are not working and my feet stick to the floor. It is a miserable way to be, trust me. Nothing happens to increase dopamine, yet you see the magic of music.

oliver sacks - Musicophilia - Music Therapy and Parkinson's

Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, discusses the effect of music therapy on Parkinson's disease patients. The story related in the video comes from Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Dr. Sacks's latest book.

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