Using Resting-State Functional Connectivity Within the Basal Ganglia as a Biomarker for Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Neal Modi*, Tianlin Yuan*, Dr. Todd Parrish**, Dr. Xue Wang**, Dr. Darren Gitelman** * Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy ** Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Radiology Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic movement disorder that occurs when nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons within the Basal Ganglia Network (BGN) are damaged or destroyed, causing motor and cognitive disabilities. Motor disabilities can be measured by the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS-III). PD currently has […]

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy - A rare form of transient LV dysfunction

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy - A rare form of transient LV dysfunction By: Tina Bastin Lexington High School, MA Abstract: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy occurs in individuals when they experience unexpected, sudden stress that affects them emotionally and/ or physically. In this study, data was obtained from various patients of different ages ranging from 45-55 years old from Japan and also from different genders. After following up with an echocardiogram, females were found to have a higher risk of […]