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.
Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor
Oct 30, 2017
An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published ...
Impulsivity in Parkinson's disease
Oct 30, 2017
Dopamine medications are effective in treating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), but dopamine agonists can trigger impulsive-compulsive behaviors (ICBs), such as compulsive gambling, eating or shopping, in a ...
A stronger twist to cytotoxic amyloid fibrils
Oct 24, 2017
Researchers from Amsterdam and Enschede have for the first time performed a structural comparison of two types of amyloid fibrils that have been associated with Parkinson's disease. Using a combination of experimental methods ...
Novel technique explains herbicide's link to Parkinson's disease
Oct 23, 2017
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used an innovative gene editing technique to identify the genes that may lead to Parkinson's disease after exposure to paraquat, a commonly-used herbicide.
Data, technology drive new approaches to Parkinson's care
Oct 23, 2017
Complex, multi-system diseases like Parkinson's have long posed challenges to both scientists and physicians. University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) researchers are now reaching for new tools, such as algorithms, ...
Investigating the most common genetic contributor to Parkinson's disease
Oct 19, 2017
LRRK2 gene mutations are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease (PD), but the normal physiological role of this gene in the brain remains unclear. In a paper published in Neuron, Brigham and Women's Hospital ...