Researchers find new path to promising Parkinson's treatment
Sep 19, 2017
Three researchers at The University of Alabama are part of work that is leading to a new direction for drug discovery in the quest to treat Parkinson's disease.
Tug of war between Parkinson's protein and growth factor
Sep 18, 2017
Alpha-synuclein, a sticky and sometimes toxic protein involved in Parkinson's disease (PD), blocks signals from an important brain growth factor, Emory researchers have discovered.
Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson's disease diagnosis
Sep 15, 2017
Before symptoms become pronounced, there is no reliable way to identify who is on track to develop Parkinson's disease, a debilitating movement disorder characterized by tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness, and difficulty ...
Molecular link between Parkinson's disease and prion diseases
Sep 15, 2017
Parkinson's disease and prion diseases are very different as regards both origins and course. Nonetheless, a research group of SISSA, headed by Professor Giuseppe Legname, has discovered an unexpected and important link between ...
Brain rewiring in Parkinson's disease may contribute to abnormal movement
Sep 14, 2017
The brain's own mechanisms for dealing with the loss of dopamine neurons in Parkinson's disease may be a source of the disorder's abnormal movement, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Neuron.
Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson's disease patient
Sep 13, 2017
Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate ...
New drugs and treatments for Parkinson's, but where are the doctors?
Sep 08, 2017
For many, hearing the word "Parkinson's" conjures an image of tremors. But Parkinson's disease, brought about by loss of nerve and other brain cells, is actually an incredibly complex movement disorder that can cause symptoms ...
Treating with antioxidants early in Parkinson's disease process may halt degeneration and improve neuronal function
Sep 07, 2017
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and figured out how to interrupt it, reports a study to be published September ...
For some, smell test may signal Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before diagnosis
Sep 06, 2017
A simple scratch-and-sniff test may one day be able to help identify some people at greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before the disease could be diagnosed, according to a new study published in ...
New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's disease
Sep 06, 2017
Researchers have developed the first tool that can diagnose Parkinson's disease when there are no physical symptoms, offering hope for more effective treatment of the condition.