Parkinson's Disease: Exploring the Mystery of a Movement Disorder


2007-7-30

VOICE ONE:

This is SCIENCE IN THE NEWS, in VOA Special English. I'm Faith Lapidus.

VOICE TWO:

And I'm Steve Ember. Today we tell about the latest research and treatments for Parkinson's disease.

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VOICE ONE:

Muhammad Ali is known around the world as one of the great sports stars of the twentieth century. He needed great energy and power to become the world boxing champion. As he grew older, however, he began to change. The energy and power began to disappear. His face lost its expressiveness. His legs lost their speed. Muhammad Ali is sixty-five years old now and long retired from boxing. Yet it was not age that changed him so much. It was Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson