Failure in recycling cellular membrane may be a trigger of Parkinson's
Feb 23, 2017
A genetic mutation found in patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease has been used to create a mouse model of the disease. The advance adds to growing evidence that—at least in a subset of patients—the neurodegenerative ...
Discovery of genetic 'switch' could help to prevent symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Feb 17, 2017
A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
New infusion therapy may help smooth out movement for patients with Parkinson's
Feb 14, 2017
Constant infusion of a drug now used intermittently to "rescue" patients with Parkinson's from bouts of immobility may also help avoid these debilitating symptoms and smooth out their movement throughout the day, physician-scientists ...
Altmetric data analysis reveals how Parkinson's disease research affects the world
Feb 13, 2017
February 13 2017, London, UK and Boston, USA: ÜberResearch and Altmetric, leading data and analytics companies serving scientific funders and research organizations, have published an analysis of Parkinson's disease research ...
Mitochondrial lipids as potential targets in early onset Parkinson's disease
Feb 10, 2017
A team of researchers led by Patrik Verstreken (VIB–KU Leuven) have identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's. Using flies, mice and patient cells, the team focused on cardiolipin, a fat unique to cells' ...
Lost in translation: Parkinson's disease research undercut by study design
Feb 09, 2017
In a review of animal studies of Parkinson's disease therapies, Yale researchers identified trends that may contribute to the lack of success in human clinical trials. Their finding provides insight to investigators who seek ...
Blood test may help differentiate Parkinson's from similar diseases
Feb 08, 2017
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a new study published in the ...
Targeting Parkinson's-linked protein could neutralize two of the disease's causes
Feb 01, 2017
Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson's disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, both could be neutralized by a single drug designed to target the link. A ...
Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients
Feb 01, 2017
UBC researchers Jenn Jakobi and Gareth Jones, both Health and Exercise Sciences professors at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently completed a study that examined the methods used to monitor the progressive advancement of Parkinson's ...
Researchers buoyed by molecule's potential to slow Parkinson's progress
Jan 26, 2017
A naturally occurring molecule in the brain, when used as a therapy, may hold a key to stopping the progression of Parkinson's disease, new research has found.