Cognitive training intervention reduces gait freezing in Parkinson’s patients, study shows

The researchers report significant reduction in the severity and duration of freezing of gait, improved cognitive processing speed and reduced daytime sleepiness. Freezing of gait (FoG) is a disabling symptom of Parkinson’s Disease, characterized by patients becoming stuck while walking and unable to progress forward, often describing the feeling as being glued to the ground. […]

Clinical trial begins enrollment to test safety of experimental MERS treatments

Enrollment has begun in an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety of two human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) designed to treat people infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The trial is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and is funded in part […]