作者 Palfreman, Jon
書名 Brain storms : the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease / Jon Palfreman
出版項 New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2015
版本項 1st ed
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  WL359 P159 2015    30020100800814  在架上
稽核項 viii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
附註 "A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease. Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's--with sixty thousand new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. 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 labored 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. Brain Storms is also a profoundly personal investigation into Palfreman's own struggles and those of others living with Parkinson's. From a professional ballet dancer who "tricks" her body to move freely again, to a "frozen" patient who cannot walk but astounds doctors when he is able to ride a bicycle, Palfreman shines a light on the varied and ingenious ways patients cope with having their bodies steadily taken away from them. The race is on to discover a means to stop or reverse neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Brain Storms is the long-overdue, riveting detective story of that race, and a passionate, insightful account into the lives of those affected"--Provided by publisher
"Brain Storms tells the story of Parkinson's disease and the scientific battle to defeat it"--Provided by publisher
主題 Parkinson's disease -- Personal narratives
Parkinson Disease -- Personal Narratives
國際標準書號 9780374116170 (hbk.) : US$26.00
9780374711856 (ebk.)