Shedding a tear may help diagnose Parkinson's disease
10 hours ago
Tears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson's disease, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to ...
Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson's
Feb 21, 2018
Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, ...
Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease
Feb 19, 2018
Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
Caffeine as a biomarker for Parkinson's disease
Feb 15, 2018
Researchers at Juntendo University report in Neurology the potential use of blood levels of caffeine and its byproducts as biomarkers for Parkinson's disease. The finding is promising for the development of a method enabling ...
New method maps the dopamine system in Parkinson's patients
Feb 14, 2018
With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. The method measures ...
Scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies
Feb 09, 2018
National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and ...
New options for Parkinson's patients
Feb 05, 2018
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurologic condition that affects more than one million people in the United States and 10 million people worldwide. Parkinson's attacks the nerves in the brain, causing tremors, rigid ...
Mechanism behind common Parkinson's mutation discovered
Feb 05, 2018
Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered how a gene mutation results in buildup of a toxic compound known to cause Parkinson's disease symptoms, defining for the first time the mechanism underlying that aspect ...
What do you know about Parkinson's disease?
Jan 31, 2018
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known ...
Tactic for controlling motor symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease
Jan 25, 2018
Standard drug treatment for Parkinson's disease can over time induce motor complications that reduce the effectiveness of restoring mobility. These complications include abnormal involuntary movements known as dyskinesias. ...