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SpeechVive: Improving the Voices of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: October 30th, 2017

By Carson Fisher & Veerley Mejia Hernandez Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder of the central nervous system that is due to low levels of the neurotransmitter […]

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“Sorry, I Didn’t Get That!” Problems in Voice-Recognition Technology for Speakers with Dysarthria

Published: October 25th, 2017

By Carly Gurick and Carolyn Nguyen Over the past decade, communication technology has grown by leaps and bounds—from messaging through a simple keypad, typing through an on-screen keyboard, and now […]

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A Voice Heard: Micah Fowler’s JJ DiMeo on “Speechless”

Published: October 19th, 2017

Speechless has resonated with viewers across the board not only because of its lighthearted approach and comedic timing, but also because of the show’s depth and desire to familiarize its […]

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A Speech-Language Pathologist’s Contribution to Localizing and Diagnosing Neurologic Disease

Published: October 12th, 2017

By: Michelle Saade & Lindsey Norton An SLP’s Role in a Neurologic Diagnosis While many Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) see patients who have already received a diagnosis, an SLP may actually be […]

Bulbar Onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Speech/Swallowing Perspective

Published: September 30th, 2017

By: Emily Morales and Sabrina Eugene Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease; pictured below) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting the neurons responsible for voluntary motor movement, […]

Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: November 1st, 2016

By: Kiersten Lenas & Kara Watford Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic surgical procedure that is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, and other movement disorders […]

FDA Grants Approval for the First Disease-Modifying Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: October 27th, 2016

In the 1860’s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was first identified by Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, a French neurologist. It wasn’t until over a hundred years later, in 1986, that a […]

Revisiting Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Published: October 20th, 2016

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis have had a complicated history over the last century. Before 1950, doctors advised women with MS against pregnancy, as it was largely believed that it might […]

Michael J. Fox Advocates for the Future of Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox Advocates for the Future of Parkinson’s Disease

Published: October 3rd, 2016

Michael J. Fox is an actor famously known for playing Marty McFly in Back to the Future. In 1991, Fox was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of […]

Every Drop Adds Up: Ice Bucket Challenge Update

Every Drop Adds Up: Ice Bucket Challenge Update

Published: September 21st, 2016

  The summer of 2016 brought some exciting news to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) community and all those affected by the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Researchers from Project MinE, a […]