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What is levodopa-induced dyskinesia?

Levodopa is the most effective and commonly used drug for treating Parkinson’s. It is a chemical building-block that your body converts into dopamine. People with Parkinson’s lack enough dopamine because some of the brain cells that make it have died. The loss of...

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What are evolutionary algorithms?

Evolutionary algorithms are inspired by the biological model of evolution and natural selection proposed by Darwin. We have used evolutionary algorithms to recognise movement characteristics of Parkinson’s.

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Dr Smith invited to speak at Parkinson’s UK events

Dr Stephen Smith will be a speaker at the sell-out Parkinson’s UK 2017 Research Support Network Conference in Birmingham in October. The conference provides people affected by Parkinson's the ideal opportunity to learn more about the work supported by Parkinson’s UK –...

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ClearSky is heading to MEDICA 2017

ClearSky Medical Diagnostics is looking forward to attending and exhibiting at MEDICA 2017, the international medical trade fair. MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector – more than 128,000 international trade visitors from 70 countries attended the...

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Finger tapping test and Parkinson’s

Diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be difficult to confirm by conventional assessments – relying on the judgement of a clinician observing and rating a patient’s movements, or costly brain scans.

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China visit for ClearSky

The ClearSky Medical Diagnostics (CSMD) team recently enjoyed a successful trip to China, introducing technologies that make the diagnosis and monitoring of neurodegenerative conditions both easier and more reliable.

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