New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 05, 2016
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden 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 ...
Parkinson's disease pathogenesis reduced in rat model by a cell-signaling inhibitor drug
May 03, 2016
University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 ...
First drug for delusions in Parkinson's patients approved
Apr 29, 2016
Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.
Study shows how neurons decline as Parkinson's develops
Apr 28, 2016
It's an unsettling thought: You could be walking around for 20 years developing Parkinson's disease and not even know it.
New light shed on causes of movement disorders Parkinson's disease
Apr 26, 2016
A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Bettina Schwab, a researcher at the University of Twente, discovered that this group of patients have ...
Identifying a genetic mutation behind sporadic Parkinson's disease
Apr 20, 2016
Using a novel method, Whitehead Institute researchers have determined how a non-coding mutation identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) can contribute to sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). The approach could ...
What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson's disease
Apr 15, 2016
Parkinson's disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease. Because of its complex and debilitating nature, Parkinson's is a great ...
Study uncovers genetic variation that predicted type and rate of physical decline in patients with Parkinson's disease
Apr 14, 2016
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions have uncovered a site of genetic variation that identified which patients with Parkinson's disease are more likely to ...
Researchers identify tissue biomarker for dementia with lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease
Apr 11, 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 more accurate, the risk of complications ...
Helping people with Parkinson's get a better night's sleep
Apr 11, 2016
A new study at The University of Western Australia may offer hope in alleviating some of the memory and thinking skills problems associated with the debilitating movement disorder, Parkinson's.