Impaired white matter integrity for depression in Parkinson's
Dec 07, 2017
(HealthDay)—Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with depression have impaired white matter integrity, especially in the long contact fibers in the left hemisphere, according to a study published online Nov. 10 in CNS Neuroscience ...
Scientists observe tremors associated with Parkinson's disease in fruit flies
Dec 06, 2017
Scientists say they have a better understanding of the tremors commonly associated with Parkinson's disease after observing the movements in fruit flies.
Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease
Dec 06, 2017
Restless sleep could be a sign of a disorder associated with diseases of the brain. Researchers from Aarhus University conducted a case-control study on the condition of the dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain and ...
Women with Parkinson's disease less likely than men to have caregivers
Dec 01, 2017
Female Parkinson's disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male patients.
Changes in diet may improve life expectancy in Parkinson's patients
Nov 24, 2017
New research from the University of Aberdeen shows that weight loss in people with Parkinson's disease leads to decreased life expectancy, increased risk of dementia and more dependency on care.
Good cells gone bad: Scientists discover PINK-SNO
Nov 21, 2017
A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction—which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution—may contribute ...
Genetic defects in the cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's disease
Nov 14, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson's disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of ...
Parkinson's disease: A looming pandemic
Nov 13, 2017
New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist ...
New possibility to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease with licorice extract
Nov 09, 2017
DGIST's research team, led by Dr. Yun-Il Lee in Well Aging Research Center, has identified a new mechanism to inhibit dopaminergic neuronal apoptosis, a possible approach for preventing and treating Parkinson's disease (PD).
New treatment direction sought in Parkinson's by blocking the blocker of a natural protection
Nov 06, 2017
Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body's natural protections against it.