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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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

Apr. 28, 2016 — A neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. The cells in question are neurons ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers are studying changes in Parkinson's-affected cells at various stages of the disease, long before any symptoms are evident. Parkinson’s is marked by the degeneration and death of ... read more

New Light Shed on Causes of Movement Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 26, 2016 — A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Researchers have discovered that this group of patients have increased ... read more

New Advance Announced in Fight Against Parkinson's, Alzheimer's

Apr. 25, 2016 — A lab-based study seems to have discovered a way of 'reversing' symptoms for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The researchers have demonstrated that genetic and ... 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

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

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

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