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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Demand Driven Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — Possible subtypes of Parkinson's disease have been identified by researchers. By applying this finding, researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques for tremor detection in patients ... read more

New Blood Signature Analysis May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease Earlier

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. While biomarkers -- such as bad cholesterol level in the case of ... read more

Migrating Immune Cells Promote Nerve Cell Demise in the Brain

Apr. 1, 2015 — The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's ... read more

Long-Term Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Pain in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 23, 2015 — Patients with Parkinson's disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery, although ... read more

New Information on Parkinson’s: GDNF Not Needed by the Midbrain Dopamine System

Mar. 4, 2015 — A key factor in the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease is the gradual destruction of dopamine neurons. The glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor, or GDNF, has been proven to ... read more

Sticky Protein Hails New Approach for Treating Parkinson's

Feb. 25, 2015 — UK scientists have developed a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes Parkinson's disease, stopping it from killing brain cells. The research highlights a potential new route for slowing ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The study showed that skin biopsies can be used to detect elevated levels of abnormal ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — The critical role of CHIP was reported by researchers. Their report has spurred efforts to develop CHIP-enhancing drugs to help speed recovery from strokes and following neurosurgery, and prevent ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Current treatments have for decades been only symptomatic in nature, supplying the neurotransmitter ... read more

Possible Mechanism Underpinning Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

Feb. 12, 2015 — Scientists have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. ... read more

New Therapeutic Principle for Parkinsonian Dyskinesia Shows Clinical Effect

Feb. 10, 2015 — Involuntary dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with levodopa are a common problem for people with Parkinson's disease. Now, however, researchers seem to be close to a novel therapy to ... read more

Creatine Does Not Slow Rate of Parkinson Disease Progression

Feb. 10, 2015 — Treatment with creatine monohydrate for at least 5 years for patients with early and treated Parkinson disease failed to slow clinical progression of the disease, compared with placebo, according to ... read more

Feb. 2, 2015 — Excess quantities of a specific protein in the brain dramatically increase the chances of so-called 'nucleation events' that could eventually result in Parkinson's disease, according ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson’s disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms, ... read more

Does Getting 'Expensive' Drug Affect How Much Patient Benefits?

Jan. 28, 2015 — People's perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to a new study of people with Parkinson's ... read more

Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson's Symptoms

Jan. 27, 2015 — Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment, a ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage ... read more

Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Associated With Cell Death in Parkinson's Disease

Jan. 27, 2015 — Two drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease, scientists have reported. The studies suggest that it is possible to design ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have shown why protein mutations lead to the familial form of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is characterized by impairment or deterioration of ... read more

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