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The Resource Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease, Jon Palfreman

Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease, Jon Palfreman

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Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease
Title
Brain storms
Title remainder
the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease
Statement of responsibility
Jon Palfreman
Title variation
Brain storms
Title variation remainder
the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinsons disease
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease. Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's--with sixty thousand new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone--and it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers, and patients hunting for a cure. In Brain Storms, award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that takes on urgency when he is diagnosed with the debilitating illness. Palfreman chronicles how scientists have labored to crack the mystery of what was once called "the shaking palsy," from the earliest clinical descriptions to the cutting edge of molecular neuroscience. He charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease, referred to as one of the best windows into the brain itself. Brain Storms is also a profoundly personal investigation into Palfreman's own struggles and those of others living with Parkinson's. From a professional ballet dancer who "tricks" her body to move freely again, to a "frozen" patient who cannot walk but astounds doctors when he is able to ride a bicycle, Palfreman shines a light on the varied and ingenious ways patients cope with having their bodies steadily taken away from them. The race is on to discover a means to stop or reverse neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Brain Storms is the long-overdue, riveting detective story of that race, and a passionate, insightful account into the lives of those affected"--Provided by publisher
  • "Brain Storms tells the story of Parkinson's disease and the scientific battle to defeat it"--Provided by publisher
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  • "Brain Storms tells the story of Parkinson's disease and the scientific battle to defeat it"--Provided by publisher
  • Jon Palfreman writes about the history of Parkinson's from his perspective as a journalist and as a patient.
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10443437
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.8/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC382
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WL 359
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adult
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the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease
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Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease, Jon Palfreman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Discovery" -- Restoration -- The case of the frozen addicts -- Mind over matter -- Patient power -- Surgical serendipity -- The exercise Rx -- New neurons for old -- Neuroprotection -- Rebranding Parkinson's disease -- The descendants -- When good proteins go bad -- Damage assessment -- Learning from Alzheimer's -- Medicinal gold -- Brain storms
Control code
20419796
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780374116170
Lccn
2015003861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease, Jon Palfreman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Discovery" -- Restoration -- The case of the frozen addicts -- Mind over matter -- Patient power -- Surgical serendipity -- The exercise Rx -- New neurons for old -- Neuroprotection -- Rebranding Parkinson's disease -- The descendants -- When good proteins go bad -- Damage assessment -- Learning from Alzheimer's -- Medicinal gold -- Brain storms
Control code
20419796
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780374116170
Lccn
2015003861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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