The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson's DiseaseBook - 2015
Seven million people suffer from Parkinson's - with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the US alone - and it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers, and patients hunting for a cure. In Brain Storms, award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that takes on urgency when he is diagnosed with the debilitating illness. Palfreman chronicles how scientists have laboured to crack the mystery of what was once called "the shaking palsy", from the earliest clinical descriptions to the cutting edge of molecular neuroscience. He charts the victories and setbacks of a massive international effort to best the disease, referred to as one of the best windows into the brain itself.
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: viii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Brainstorms