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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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We study the biomechanics of human movement during specific motor tasks under well-defined conditions with the aim of ameliorating and preventing mobility-related disability.


It has been estimated about 1.6 million people in the United States live with a limb loss as of 2005, with the numbers estimated to increase to 3.6 million by the year 2050. With limb loss, many patients experience changes in gait between the right and left limbs.  These changes have been characterized by unequal [...]

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Synergies in Early Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the leading causes of disability in elderly individuals. It is estimated that currently one million individuals are affected with this disease in the United States alone. Only to have the numbers greatly increase in the upcoming years. An issue that we currently face with the diagnosis of Parkinson‘s disease is, [...]

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