Study points to enhanced detection of Parkinson's
Nov 25, 2015
New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson's Disease (PD).
Slower aging may protect cells in the brain from Parkinson's disease
Nov 24, 2015
Humans have long sought to reduce the effects of aging. Now, there may be another reason to continue searching for ways to slow the clock—preventing Parkinson's disease.
New strategy reduces side effects in Parkinson's treatment
Nov 18, 2015
In an international study, Northwestern Medicine scientists and colleagues have identified a novel strategy for reducing the side effects of uncontrolled movement caused by the drug levodopa, commonly used to treat the stiffness, ...
Van Andel Research Institute expands into new areas of Parkinson's research
Nov 16, 2015
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is continuing the expansion of its neurodegenerative disease research program, which aims to answer fundamental questions about diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, with the addition ...
Parkinson's disease: A new tool aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment
Nov 13, 2015
A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in ...
Gaucher disease may protect against Parkinson's disease-related color visual impairment
Nov 10, 2015
Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients have a five-fold greater risk of carrying genetic mutations in the β-glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA), which are commonly associated with Gaucher disease (GD). Patients with both PD and GD ...
Does alcohol consumption affect the risk for Parkinson's disease?
Nov 10, 2015
For many years, researchers have been investigating whether there are any associations between Parkinson's disease (PD) and lifestyle choices such as smoking and coffee and alcohol consumption. In a review published in the ...
Formation of new blood vessels may explain intractable symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Nov 04, 2015
Unwanted formation of blood vessels (angiogenesis) in the brain is likely to be the cause of intractable walking and balance difficulties for people who suffer from Parkinson's disease. This conclusion is supported by new ...
Acupuncture improves gait function in Parkinson's disease
Oct 30, 2015
(HealthDay)—For patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), acupuncture is associated with improvement in gait function, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Scientists discover a 'switchboard' of molecules that protect against Parkinson's disease
Oct 27, 2015
A `switchboard' of molecules that play a vital role in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been uncovered by a research team led by the University of Dundee.