Archives : January 2016

Aerobic Exercise Could Benefit Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

A recent study led by Dr J. Eric Ahlskog, a neurobiologist at the Mayo Clinic in the US, has found that aerobic exercise (such as using an elliptical trainer or brisk walking) may slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Researchers have found that aerobic exercise liberates small proteins in the brain which work in a similar way to fertilizer on a lawn. Exercise helps maintain brain connections and counters brain shrinkage and aging caused by Parkinson’s Disease.

For more details, click on the following link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/mc-mcn011916.php

First Annual Parkinson’s Awareness Symposium – McGill Students for Parkinson’s

McGill Students for Parkinson’s is proud to present its first annual Parkinson’s Awareness Symposium.

This event was primarily designed to inform the McGill student body about Parkison’s disease and recent discoveries that have been done in biomedical research in the hope of finding a cure for the disease. Note that this event is also open to members of the Parkinson community as well as the general public.

The event is in partnership with the Quebec Parkinson Network and Parkinson Quebec.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6pm
Location: Duff Medical Building: 3775 University Street, Montreal, QC

For more information or to purchase tickets:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1559185441068469/

Or contact Zac Doric for tickets:
zak.doric@mail.mcgill.ca