Discovery may offer hope to Parkinson's disease patients
May 22, 2017
The finding of a common protein abnormality in these degenerative diseases supports a hypothesis among experts that abnormal deposition of proteins in many neurodegenerative disorders reflects an early change in these proteins.
Mechanisms behind sensory deficits in Parkinson's disease
May 18, 2017
Although Parkinson's disease is often associated with motor symptoms such as stiffness, poor balance and trembling, the first symptoms are often sensory and include a reduced sense of touch and smell. In a study on mice, ...
What is survival among patients with Parkinson, Dementia with lewy bodies?
May 15, 2017
A new article published by JAMA Neurology compares survival rates among patients with synucleinopathies, including Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson disease dementia and multiple system atrophy with ...
Researchers discover neuronal targets that restore movement in Parkinson's disease model
May 08, 2017
Researchers working in the lab of Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis, have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease. ...
Antibiotic doxycycline may offer hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease
May 04, 2017
A study published in February in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that doxycycline, an antibiotic used against bacterial infections for over a half-century, can be prescribed at lower doses for the treatment of Parkinson's ...
Parkinson's in a dish: Researchers reproduce brain oscillations
May 02, 2017
Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson's disease, have long been reported in patients with the disease. Now, University at Buffalo researchers working ...
Could Parkinson's disease start in the gut?
Apr 26, 2017
Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in the April 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...
Pioneering research into benefit of computer games to treat Parkinson's Disease
Apr 26, 2017
North Wales neuroscientists are researching the potential benefits of brain stimulating computer games in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
Team identifies mechanism of dopaminergic neuronal death inhibition using stress hormone cortisol
Apr 26, 2017
DGIST's research team has found a candidate substance that can prevent and cure Parkinson's disease. By using this substance, the team also has identified the mechanism of dopaminergic neuronal death inhibition.
150-year-old drug may provide 'off' time relief for people with advanced Parkinson's disease
Apr 19, 2017
New research provides evidence that an old drug may provide relief for people with advanced Parkinson's, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting ...