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'Unmasking Parkinson's Disease' at Next Clarkson University Science Cafe

"Unmasking Parkinson's Disease" will be presented by Clarkson University Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Parkinson's Disease Foundation Faculty Scholar Rebecca Martin at the next Science Cafe at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at the Rushton Conference Room in the Best Western University Inn, 90 E. Main St. in Canton, N.Y. and at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the St. Lawrence Valley Roasters & Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. in Potsdam, N.Y.

Rebecca MartinKnown for causing small movements, shaking and loss of facial expression, the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease is growing. In 2003, researchers out of Washington University indicated that more than 13 percent of individuals with Medicare in our region had a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Experts are predicting that the number of people in the world with Parkinson's will double by 2030. Join Martin to learn more about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and what the healthcare field is doing to help.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

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Email Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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