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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

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. 15, 2016 — New research found that a reduction in dopamine levels in a small region of the basal ganglia in the finches' brains caused a reduction in their ability to correct vocal errors, while having no ... 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

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

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

Better Visual, Video Skills Can Lead to Earlier, More Accurate Movement Disorder Diagnoses

Feb. 23, 2016 — Because there is no definitive blood test or brain scan to confirm a diagnosis of movement disorders like Parkinson's disease, neurologists rely on visual examination to diagnose and track these ... read more

Promising Respiratory Drug Focus of New Clinical Trial for Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 22, 2016 — A medication approved to treat various respiratory diseases and that has demonstrated neuroprotective effects in preclinical studies is the focus of a new clinical trial for Parkinson’s ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — New clues as to how Parkinson's spreads from cell to cell, a process which has evaded researchers for decades, have been revealed by new research. The work is the first to link the release of ... read more

Biomarker for Early Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease Patients Identified

Feb. 17, 2016 — Many patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Identifying biomarkers for cognitive impairment could be instrumental in facilitating both early ... read more

Research Could Inform New Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Feb. 13, 2016 — New research suggests the possibility of the regrowth of dopaminergic neurons in adult mammals, which could have significant impact in treating Parkinson's ... read more

Study Determines Saliva Gland Test Can Spot Early Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 2, 2016 — Testing a portion of a person's submandibular gland may be a way to diagnose early Parkinson's disease, report scientists. Currently, there is no accurate diagnostic test for ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Two secrets of one of the brain's most enigmatic regions have finally been revealed. In a pair of studies, scientists have discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and they ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — An international consortium identifies and validates cellular role of priority Parkinson's disease drug target, LRRK2 kinase, in a new study, illuminating a novel route for therapeutic ... read more

Researchers Uncover How Dopamine Transports Within the Brain

Jan. 25, 2016 — The mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells has been uncovered by researchers, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and ... read more

Aerobic Exercise Benefits Patients With Parkinson's Disease

Jan. 19, 2016 — You've likely heard this before: Exercise is good for you. It helps your heart, bones, back and more. But here's one thing you might not have heard: Ongoing aerobic exercise may slow the ... read more

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