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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

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

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

Key to Parkinson's Disease Neurodegeneration Found

June 8, 2016 — A major reason why the Parkinson's-related protein alpha-synuclein, a major constituent of the Lewy bodies that are the pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD), is toxic to ... read more

Metabolite of Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could Be Safe, Effective Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

June 8, 2016 — The metabolite of a drug that is helping patients battle multiple sclerosis appears to significantly slow the onset of Parkinson's disease, researchers ... read more

Link Found Between Stomach Infection and Parkinson’s Symptoms

June 6, 2016 — Researchers report that a common bacterium infecting the human stomach has significant links with worsened symptoms of Parkinson’s ... read more

Researchers Identify New 'Druggable' Target for Sporadic Parkinson's Disease

June 1, 2016 — The same mechanisms that lead to neuronal cell death in mice genetically fated to develop Parkinson's disease are involved in the much more common sporadic form of the age-related, ... read more

Smell Tests, Biomarkers and Colon Biopsies: New Approaches to Early Identification of Parkinson’s Disease

May 30, 2016 — Early diagnosis and starting treatment as early as possible are decisive factors in achieving improved quality of life for Parkinson’s ... read more

Underestimated Burden: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Impair Sexuality

May 29, 2016 — Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are ... read more

New Study Surveys Genetic Changes Linked With Parkinson's Disease

May 24, 2016 — The genetic modifications associated with the development of Parkinson's disease (PD) and PD-associated dementia has been the focus of recent research, which is bringing new investigative tools ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Researchers have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from patients to show exactly what happens when certain patients with Parkinson's disease are restored as a ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Pathogenesis Reduced in Rat Model by a Cell-Signaling Inhibitor Drug

May 4, 2016 — Researchers report the first documentation that suppressing a key cell-signaling pathway in a rat model of Parkinson's disease reduces pathogenesis. Oral administration of AZD1480 -- one of the ... read more

Transplanted Nerve Cells Survive a Quarter of a Century in a Parkinson's Disease Patient

May 3, 2016 — In the late 1980s and over the 1990s, researchers pioneered the transplantation of new nerve cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease. The outcomes proved for the first time ... read more

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