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Device developed at Hopkins could help Parkinson's disease symptoms

Device developed at Hopkins could help Parkinson's disease symptoms

Parkinson's disease typically starts with a tremor in the hands, but the progressive degenerative disorder of the nervous system leads to slowed movement, rigidness and slurred speech that worsen over time. While there's no cure, symptoms can be eased either through invasive brain surgery or medication that can leave sufferers with involuntary jerks or tics. Now a group of students led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have developed what they hope will become a third option: a non-invasive device Parkinson's patients could use at home to treat their symptoms. "I think this kind of research is very valuable in terms of providing more flexibility for the...

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