Science Nation - Good Vibrations

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Treating brain disease with some good vibes Columbia University bioengineer Elisa Konofagou is making waves when it comes to researching treatments for degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. These aren't just any waves; they're ultrasound waves. "Ultrasound denotes acoustic wave propagation. If you increase the intensity and pressure of these waves, you can cause biological effects on tissues," says Konofagou. For this and more Science Nation, go to...

NMR Fluorescense for Dynamic and Protein Folding / Aggregation Studies part 4

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Presented at the I2CAM/FAPERJ Spring School, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Progress and Promise in Parkinson's

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Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly a million people in the U.S. No cure exists and current medications become less effective over time. This video provides a patient's perspective of living with Parkinson's and a scientist's efforts to better understand the disease using novel stem cell research strategies.