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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Study Finds Cardiac Ablation Doesn't Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Risk for Patients With Syndrome

May 5, 2016 — Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome who receive catheter ablation to cure their abnormal heart rhythms are just as likely as non-ablated patients to develop atrial fibrillation no matter ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Because billions of neurons are packed into our brain, the neuronal circuits that are responsible for controlling our behaviors are by necessity highly intermingled. This tangled web makes it ... read more

'Wristwatch' Device Could Revolutionize Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients

Apr. 19, 2016 — A Cedars-Sinai research team is one of the first in the nation to test the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) data logger, which tracks the movements of Parkinson’s patients every two minutes over a period ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Study suggests that the same neural mechanism that interrupts body movement also interrupts cognition. The findings may give insights into Parkinson's disease. The brain circuitry implicated in ... read more

Study Uncovers Genetic Variation That Predicted Type and Rate of Physical Decline in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 14, 2016 — A site of genetic variation has been found that identified which patients with Parkinson's disease are more likely to have tremors versus difficulty with balance and walking. The team also found ... read more

Firefighters' Positioning System May Be Used to Monitor Walking Difficulty for Elderly

Apr. 12, 2016 — A positioning system adapted for use in fire rescue operations will soon be tested on senior citizens in Sweden as a way to spot signs of early stage Parkinson's disease and other mobility ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be ... read more

SOD-Mimetic M40403 Is Protective in Cell and Fly Models of Paraquat Toxicity: Implications for Parkinson Disease

Apr. 6, 2016 — Parkinson disease is a debilitating and incurable neurodegenerative disorder, affecting approximately 1-2% of people over sixty-five years old. Oxidative damage is considered to play a central role ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Meds Increase Risk of Compulsive Gambling, Shopping, Binge Eating

Apr. 5, 2016 — Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease are linked to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating in some patients, ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Chronic lack of sleep and irregular sleep-wake cycles may be risk factors of Parkinson's disease, new work suggests. In an animal model, the researchers show that disturbances in circadian ... read more

Structure of Parkinson's Protein Could Lead to New Diagnostic, Treatment Options

Mar. 28, 2016 — Chemists have identified the complex chemical structure of the protein that stacks together to form fibrils in the brains of Parkinson's disease patients. Armed with this knowledge, researchers ... read more

Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Increased Mortality Among Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mar. 21, 2016 — At least half of Parkinson's disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to ... read more

Rosacea Linked to Increased Parkinson Disease Risk in Danish Population Study

Mar. 21, 2016 — Patients with rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, appeared to have increased risk of new-onset Parkinson disease compared with individuals in the general Danish population, but further ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Researchers have used a non-invasive method of observing how the process leading to Parkinson’s disease takes place at the nanoscale, and identified the point in the process at which proteins in ... read more

Final Review of Health Problems That May Be Linked to Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

Mar. 10, 2016 — The latest and final in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the ... read more

Toxic Byproduct of Hemoglobin Could Provide Clues for Cerebral Hemorrhage and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Mar. 7, 2016 — A novel mechanism has been found that could protect the brain from damage due to stroke and a variety of neurodegenerative conditions, including sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Alzheimer’s ... read more

New Approaches for Parkinson's Treatment? Researchers Study Metabolic Changes

Mar. 2, 2016 — Researchers are studying the causes of premature aging of neurons in Parkinson’s patients with a defective DJ1 (PARK7) gene. The genetic defect causes changes in the cellular metabolism meaning ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Neurosurgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix are involved with testing the viability of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Alzheimer's disease, a disorder that currently has few ... read more

New Formulation of FDA-Approved Drug May Help Treat Niemann-Pick Type C Disease

Feb. 25, 2016 — Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. NPC primarily strikes children before and during adolescence and affects one in ... read more

Regulation of Parkinson's Disease Inflammatory Responses by a MicroRNA

Feb. 24, 2016 — A small regulatory RNA called microRNA-155 appears to play a key role in the brain inflammation that helps foster Parkinson’s disease. This finding, using a mouse model, implicates microRNA-155 as ... read more

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