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Parkinson's disease is a condition in which an area of the brain becomes progressively damaged over several years. The main signs of Parkinson's disease are tremor, slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's disease: Could the answer lie in mitochondria of dopamine cells?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers find dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease brains do not protect against aging-related mitochondrial DNA damage as well as in healthy brains.

Rabies viruses reveal wiring in transparent brains

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bonn have harnessed rabies viruses for assessing the connectivity of nerve cell transplants: coupled with a green fluorescent protein, the...

New way of repurposing drugs could lead to better Parkinson's treatments

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

By bringing together cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology, researchers at Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be...

Parkinson's could be treated with shark compound, study suggests

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that squalamine - a compound found in the tissue of dogfish sharks - may help prevent the buildup of a Parkinson's-related protein.

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from the University of Leicester.

Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, study claims

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The Mediterranean is a haven for lovers of crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed landscapes.

Evolving deep brain stimulation patterns

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Duke University biomedical engineers have used computers to "evolve" more effective patterns of electric shocks delivered deep within the brain to treat Parkinson's disease symptoms.

Parkinson-like symptoms in welders worsen with more manganese exposure

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study of 886 shipyard and fabrication workers finds that higher exposure to manganese in welding fumes is linked to increase in Parkinson-like symptoms.

Brushstrokes help identify dementia in painters, study finds

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research examines the link between patterns in the paintings of famous artists and the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.

New disease could signal hope for sufferers of brain aging conditions

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new genetic disease which results in neurodegeneration has been discovered by experts at the University of Sussex.

Timing may be key to understanding cognitive problems in Parkinson's disease

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Brain stimulation replaces missing brain wave and improves cognitive process in mice that lack dopamine.

Parkinson's disease: Blocking brain enzyme corrects motor symptoms in mice

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study shows treating Parkinson’s mice with an enzyme blocker cleared clumps of faulty alpha-synuclein from brain and corrected motor symptoms after onset.

Key cause of Parkinson's disease can be treated

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study that modelled the early stages of Parkinson's disease has given Australian researchers insight into its causes and a possible treatment.

Parkinson's UK comments on the first non-invasive ultrasound that can help patients with tremors

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Claire Bale, Head of Research Communications and Engagement at Parkinson's UK, comments on Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust using high-intensity, focused ultrasound waves for the first time in...

Marijuana: Could it slow Parkinson's disease progression?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

A new comprehensive literature review suggests symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be treated with marijuana, which could potentially slow progression.

Imaging links structural brain changes and cognitive decline in Parkinson's

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

People with Parkinson's disease and cognitive impairment have disruptions in their brain networks that can be seen on a type of MRI, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology.

New Parkinson's drug heralded as breakthrough

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Although the treatment of Parkinson's disease has not seen any major advances for decades, MSDC-0160, a diabetes drug, could signal a revolution.

Parkinson's Dementia: Causes, Symptoms, and Outlook

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Parkinson's disease affects the nervous system and movement, but it can also affect thought. Find out more the symptoms of Parkinson's dementia.

Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson's, study suggests

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, researchers have discovered an association between the population of the microbes in the gut and Parkinson's disease.

Standing up may unmask cognitive deficits in patients with Parkinson's

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a new study published online in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown...

Scripps Florida scientists pinpoint regulator of amphetamine induced motor activity

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

In new findings that could have an impact on the development of therapies for a number of currently untreatable brain disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, scientists from the...

Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals.

Single mutation in recessive gene increases risk of earlier onset Parkinson's disease

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A collaboration of 32 researchers in seven countries, led by scientists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, has found a genetic mutation they say confers a risk for development of Parkinson's...

Parkinson's disease: Production of dopamine neurons from stem cells steps closer

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Use of stem cells to make dopamine cells for Parkinson's disease steps closer as scientists identify predictive markers of successful clinical production.

ONGENTYS® (opicapone) a novel treatment for Parkinson´s disease patients with motor fluctuations launched in the UK

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

ONGENTYS® (opicapone) has now been launched in the UK for the treatment of adult Parkinson´s disease patients with motor fluctuations.