3D Software to better stimulate the brain

Deep brain stimulation involves surgically placing electrodes deep into the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease to relieve the stiffness, tremors and rigidity the illness causes. For many people, the treatment has immediate and life-changing results. The surgery is not always successful, however, a problem Greydon Gilmore, a PhD student, attributes in part to the … Read more

In Memoriam – Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz (1926 – 2020)

Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz was born in 1926 in Sykhiw (a district of Lviv), then in Poland (now Ukraine).   Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Dr. Hornykiewicz’ international reputation was cemented early in his career when he determined that Parkinson’s disease results from too little of one kind of neurotransmitter known as dopamine. His subsequent development of L-dopa … Read more

Meet Josephine Jollymore SuperWalk National Hero

In communities across Canada we know that there are people living with or affected by Parkinson’s whose everyday heroism is an example to others. Since 2016, we’ve hosted our Everyday Heroes, Extraordinary Hope contest in acknowledgment of this. Last year’s winner was Josephine Jollymore of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Selflessly working to improve the lives of … Read more