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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Scientific Discovery May Change Treatment of Parkinson

Mar. 22, 2017 — When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging ... read more

Bowel Cancer Medication Could Help Combat Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 14, 2017 — Folinic acid can protect neurons in fruit flies, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Researchers have learned how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson's, drug ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow the ... read more

Link Between Microbiome in the Gut, Parkinson's Discovered

Mar. 2, 2017 — Parkinson's disease, and medications to treat Parkinson's, have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome, new research ... read more

'Red Hair' Gene Variant May Underlie Association Between Melanoma and Parkinson's Disease

Mar. 2, 2017 — Investigators find that a gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known ... read more

Researchers Suggest New Theory for How Parkinson's Disease Develops

Mar. 1, 2017 — The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve. Instead, say researchers, the protein may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous ... read more

Exercise Helps Prevent Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Mar. 1, 2017 — Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later ... read more

New Target for Parkinson's Disease Identified by Researchers

Feb. 28, 2017 — Investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of ... read more

Cocaine Addiction Leads to Build-Up of Iron in Brain

Feb. 21, 2017 — Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research. The study raises hopes that there may be a biomarker -- a ... read more

Discovery of Genetic 'Switch' Could Help to Prevent Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — A genetic 'switch' has been discovered, which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, report ... read more

Neurotrophic Factor GDNF Is an Important Regulator of Dopamine Neurons in the Brain

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research results are expanding our understanding of the physiological role of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor GDNF in the function of the brain's dopamine systems. In a new ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — The older we get, the more our brain ages. Cognitive abilities decline and the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease or having a stroke ... read more

Altmetric Data Analysis Reveals How Parkinson's Disease Research Affects the World

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have published an analysis of Parkinson's disease research papers with the highest Altmetric Attention Scores. The publication is the first in a series aimed at utilizing Altmetric ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington's disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control process, which researchers have identified as a key ... read more

Alzheimer's May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease

Feb. 10, 2017 — Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick, say researchers. These findings ... read more

Mitochondrial Lipids as Potential Targets in Early Onset Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 10, 2017 — A team of researchers has identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson’s. Using flies, mice and patient cells, the team focused on cardiolipin, a fat unique to cells’ mitochondria, ... read more

Blood Test May Help Differentiate Parkinson's from Similar Diseases

Feb. 8, 2017 — A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A team of engineers say a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson's disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, both could be neutralized by a single drug ... read more

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