On the trail of Parkinson's disease
Mar 24, 2017
The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. University of Konstanz chemists working alongside Professor Malte Drescher recently succeeded in analysing ...
Exercising 2.5 hours per week associated with slower declines in Parkinson's disease patients
Mar 23, 2017
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in mobility impairments and can lead to decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death. There is evidence that physical activity can delay ...
Researchers help map future of precision medicine in Parkinson's disease
Mar 22, 2017
Two landmark publications with one or more co-authors from the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute outline a transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease. Rather than ...
Scientific discovery may change treatment of Parkinson's disease
Mar 22, 2017
When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study conducted in Turku, Finland, shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging ...
FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's
Mar 21, 2017
U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties.
Journal of Parkinson's Disease celebrates key breakthroughs
Mar 21, 2017
Marking the 200th anniversary of James Parkinson's first published description of the disease that would come to bear his name, the Journal of Parkinson's Disease is proud to publish Milestones in 200 Years of Parkinson's ...
New research suggests bowel cancer medication could help combat early-onset Parkinson's disease
Mar 14, 2017
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of Leicester scientists and funded ...
Study shows link between microbiome in the gut and Parkinson's
Mar 03, 2017
There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson's disease—a neurodegenerative condition—and the composition of the microbiome of the gut. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham ...
'Red hair' gene variant may underlie association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease
Mar 02, 2017
A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease. ...
New target for Parkinson's disease identified
Feb 28, 2017
Emory investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce ...