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Finding could lead to treatments for channel-related diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's

10/30/14 - A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report.

New gene linked to blindness and Parkinson's diseases

10/24/14 - The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a tissue, which lines the back of the eye.

Design of micro and nanoparticles to improve treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

10/22/14 - At the Faculty of Pharmacy of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country encapsulation techniques are being developed to deliver correctly and effectively certain drugsEnara Herran, a...

Protecting connections in brain could halt Parkinson's

10/21/14 - Stopping the death of synapses - the connections between nerve cells in the brain - could provide a new way to tackle Parkinson's, which affects one in 500 people in the UK (1).

Reports of pathological gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping associated with dopamine agonist drugs

10/21/14 - During a 10-year period, there were 1,580 adverse drug events reported in the United States and 21 other countries that indicated impulse control disorders in patients, including 628 cases of...

New research may prove relevant to treating disorders characterized by misfolded proteins - PD, CVD, and cystic fibrosis

10/20/14 - Patients with Parkinson's disease, cardiovascular disease, and cystic fibrosis may have something in common: cells in their disease-affected tissues may produce misfolded proteins that are...

Effects of high-risk Parkinson's mutation are reversible

10/16/14 - Researchers from the University of Sheffield have found vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson's.

Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened

10/15/14 - Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center.

Parkinson: How toxic proteins stress nerve cells

10/15/14 - Parkinson's Disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. In Germany alone, almost half a million people are affected.

Drug used for Gaucher disease slows progression of Parkinson's

10/11/14 - A new study from UCLA found that a drug being evaluated to treat an entirely different disorder helped slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in mice.

Laying siege to beta-amyloid, the key protein in Alzheimer's disease

10/6/14 - The peptide - a small protein - beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the...

New molecule could fight oxidative stress, lead to therapies for cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

10/6/14 - Breathing oxygen helps the body create energy for its cells. As a result of the breathing process, reactive molecules called "free radicals" are produced that often cause damage to proteins and genes...

Improving the safety and efficacy of Botox injections

10/4/14 - New insights into botulinum neurotoxins and their interactions with cells are moving scientists ever closer to safer forms of Botox and a better understanding of the dangerous disease known as...

Alpha-synuclein is a major target for potential drug therapies for Parkinson's disease

10/2/14 - The protein alpha-synuclein is a well-known player in Parkinson's disease and other related neurological conditions, such as dementia with Lewy bodies.

Improved understanding of brain stimulation may improve treatment for neurological and psychiatric disorders

10/1/14 - Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological conditions.

Remote healthcare for an aging population

9/30/14 - An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare ...

Parkinson's UK and Global Kinetics Corporation collaborate to provide promising new mHealth technology throughout UK

9/26/14 - An innovative medical device designed in Australia to improve management of Parkinson's is to be made available in services in the United Kingdom, as part of a 12-month pilot project.

New findings on how brain handles tactile sensations

9/26/14 - The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain.

Mechanism of Parkinson's spread demonstrated

9/23/14 - An international, interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Gabor G. Kovacs from the Clinical Institute of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna has demonstrated, through the use of a new antibody...

People may be prejudiced against those with facial paralysis as they perceive them to be unhappy

9/21/14 - People with facial paralysis are perceived as being less happy simply because they can't communicate in the universal language of facial expression, a new study from an Oregon State University...

Link found between migraine and Parkinson's

9/18/14 - New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life.

Parkinson's disease myth debunked

9/17/14 - Using advanced computer models, neuroscience researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new knowledge about the complex processes that cause Parkinson's disease.

Measuring modified protein structures

9/17/14 - Cells regulate protein functions in a wide variety of ways, including by modifying the protein structure.

The cell recognizes the buildup of misfolded proteins, offers insight into Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and type 2 diabetes

9/16/14 - Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes.

About one-third of mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease patients are at risk from malnutrition

9/16/14 - Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) can experience difficulties with food preparation and ingestion, which could contribute to poor nutrition and place them at risk for malnourishment.