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The MAL has launched a study entitled “EMG modules as a novel biomarker of basal ganglia plasticity in Parkinson’s disease”. The study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to identify specific characteristics of muscle activity that could be linked to changes within the brain that are associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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Jose Garcia Vivas Miranda, PhD

Dr. Miranda graduated in Physics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil (1995), then pursued a MSc in Physics from the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil -1997) and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (University of La Coruña, Spain 2000). Dr. Miranda is currently an associate professor at the Physics Institute at the Federal University of Bahia, and director of the group of Technological Innovation in Rehabilitation – NITRE. He has experience in complex systems, with emphasis on computational models, acting on the following topics: fractals, complex networks, computational models, neuroscience and biomechanics. He joined the MAL in September 2015 for a period of one year. He is working in non-linear models to understand the motor control rules in the evolution of treatment in subjects with motor disorders.