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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated the role of lysosomal vesicles in transporting alpha-synuclein aggregates, responsible for Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, between neurons. These ... read more

Indicators of Parkinson's Disease Risk Found in Unexpected Places

July 27, 2016 — Clues that point toward new risk mechanisms for developing Parkinson's disease are hiding in some unusual spots, according to a new ... read more

Scientists Apply New Imaging Tool to Common Brain Disorders

July 20, 2016 — A new approach has been developed to scanning the brain for changes in synapses that are associated with common brain disorders. The technique may provide insights into the diagnosis and treatment of ... read more

Diseases That Run in Families Not All Down to Genes, Study Shows

July 20, 2016 — Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. Factors that are common to the family environment -- such as shared ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have shown that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease -- a mutant LRRK2 kinase enzyme -- contributes to the formation of inclusions in neurons, resembling one of the ... read more

Patient-Specific Approach May Improve Deep Brain Stimulation Used to Treat Parkinson's

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method to measure how the brain responds to electrical stimulation and use the response to maximize efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) -- a therapy that has been ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A new understanding of how developing brain cells come to rely on oxygen may inform the treatment of brain diseases. The findings reveal a metabolic route thought to go awry in cancer and ... read more

Cancer Drug Restores Brain Dopamine, Reduces Toxic Proteins in Parkinson, Dementia

July 12, 2016 — A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic proteins linked to disease progression in patients ... read more

Scientists Identify Neurochemical Signal Likely Missing in Parkinson's

July 11, 2016 — Neuroscientists have identified the neurochemical signal likely missing in Parkinson's disease by discovering two distinctly different kinds of neurons that deliver dopamine to an important ... read more

Link Found Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson's, but Not Alzheimer's

July 11, 2016 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia, new ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Researchers say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson’s disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a ... read more

Researchers Open New Path of Discovery in Parkinson's Disease

June 27, 2016 — Two genes associated with Parkinson's disease are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease, a new study ... read more

Genetic Clue to How Patients Respond to Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have identified a gene variant which explains why some patients with Parkinson’s Disease respond well to drug treatment and other do ... read more

June 23, 2016 — 'Mutant flies' have provided insight into the origins of Parkinson's disease, report scientists. The work found that the death of neurons associated with the disease was prevented when ... read more

June 22, 2016 — By studying the fruit fly, researchers have found a connection between a gene called clueless and genes that cause Parkinson's ... read more

Has Incidence of Parkinson's Disease Increased Over Past 30 Years?

June 20, 2016 — A study of patients in a Minnesota county suggests the incidence (new cases) of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease may have increased over the past 30 years but that trend may not be genuine ... read more

June 16, 2016 — A natural molecule shows benefit in a preliminary clinical trial for Parkinson’s Disease, report scientists. Current treatments for Parkinson's disease are generally limited to temporarily ... read more

Impaired Decision-Making May Contribute to Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

June 16, 2016 — People with Parkinson's disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease. This finding suggests that the ... read more

Scientists Discover Protective Strategy Against Pesticide-Linked Parkinson's Disease

June 15, 2016 — A new study sheds light on the toxicity of the pesticides related to Parkinson's while also suggesting a strategy that may help protect against the ... read more

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