C. Rose Brain Series 2, #8: Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases

In the eighth episode of the second series of the Charlie Rose Brain Series, Charlie and co-host Dr. Eric Kandel discuss the neurological diseases related to movement, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases. They welcomed panelists Stanley Fahn of Columbia University, Allen Goorin of Harvard University, Anne B. Young of Harvard University, Stanley B. Prusiner of University of California, and former race car driver Sam Posey. This episode aired June 15, 2012, and is available to view online.

The first excerpt includes the opening overview.

The second excerpt is Nobel Laureate Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner discussing how abnormal protein behavior is thought to cause these diseases. He gives a short description of Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease, the one-in-a-million disease that was attributed as the cause of death of my college roommate.

Overview of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s (8:09)

Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner (4:49)