New biomarker assay offers hope for Parkinson's patients
Feb 10, 2016
EU researchers have developed a Parkinson's disease biomarker assay that could lead to early diagnoses and faster, more effective treatments.
Teaching neurons to respond to placebos as potential treatment for Parkinson's
Feb 09, 2016
They found that it is possible to turn a neuron which previously hasn't responded to placebos (placebo 'non-responder' neuron) into a placebo 'responder' by conditioning Parkinson patients with apomorphine, a dopaminergic ...
Parkinson's disease diagnosis may be preceded by increased risk of injury-causing falls
Feb 02, 2016
Years before Parkinson's disease (PD) is diagnosed, patients may be at higher risk for injurious falls or hip fractures, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine. Peter Nordström and colleagues at Umeå ...
Study determines saliva gland test can spot early Parkinson's disease
Feb 02, 2016
Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have determined that testing a portion of a person's submandibular gland may be a way to diagnose early Parkinson's disease. The study was published ...
A better model for Parkinson's disease
Feb 01, 2016
Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson's disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel research and drug development.
The connection between excess iron and Parkinson's disease
Jan 29, 2016
It's long been known that excess iron is found in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), an incurable neurodegenerative condition that affects motor function. The mechanism by which the iron wreaks damage on ...
Treating Parkinson's disease by solving the mysteries of movement
Jan 28, 2016
Two secrets of one of the brain's most enigmatic regions have finally been revealed. In a pair of new studies, scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and ...
Identifying another piece in the Parkinson's disease pathology puzzle
Jan 28, 2016
An international public-private research consortium has identified and validated a cellular role of a primary Parkinson's disease drug target, the LRRK2 kinase. This important finding, published in the online, open-access ...
A single 15-minute, hand-exercise session improves manual dexterity and movement in patients with Parkinson's disease
Jan 21, 2016
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven that a single 15-minute, hand-exercise session greatly improves manual dexterity and movement in patients with Parkinson's disease, helping them to carry out tasks ...
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.