Neurological disorders

US Scientists: A Small Protein Could Be the Key for the Cure of Parkinson's and Dementia

US scientists developed a new drug for the Parkinson's and dementia. The discovery, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, conducted experiment on mice and human brain tissue and identified a protein that prevents the death of neurons, News 18 reported. 

‘Moving mountains’ for a cure

At first glance, Michael Pirovolakis, an 18-month-old with bright blue eyes and an infectious smile, looks like any other child. But unlike most children, he will begin to display major developmental delays within the next year, and by age 10, he will be paralyzed from the waist down.

Union of disabled persons slams minister for 'racist' comment

The National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAA) said on Tuesday they will take legal action against Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, who appeared to accuse an opposition candidate in the European elections of using his disability to get a job in the public sector.

Polakis sparks fresh outrage with criticism of wheelchair-bound MEP candidate

Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis has sparked a fresh social media storm with comments that were branded by users as "immoral" and "vulgar" after he appeared to accuse an opposition candidate in the European elections of using his disability to get a job in the public sector.

Game-changer for autism? 100-year-old drug reverses symptoms - study

A drug discovered more than 100 years ago may hold the key to combating autism symptoms, according to a study.

Researcher Dr Robert Naviaux of the San Diego School of Medicine gave suramin, a drug first developed in 1916, to 10 autistic boys between the ages of five and 14, and noted transformative results.

Britain: Robot helps autistic children develop social skills

“This is nice, it tickles me,” Kaspar the social robot tells four-year-old Finn as they play together at an autism school north of London.
Kaspar, developed by the University of Hertfordshire, also sings song, imitates eating, plays the tambourine and combs his hair during their sessions aimed at helping Finn with his social interaction and communication.