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Researchers discover new protein structure that could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases

7/31/14 - There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment.

Neuron loss in Parkinson's model prevented by anti-inflammatory drug

7/29/14 - An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson's disease, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have shown.

Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's identified using gene chip

7/28/14 - A gene chip called NeuroX has helped researchers to identify 24 gene variants - six of which are newly discovered - that increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Treatment identified that prevents tumor metastasis

7/28/14 - Metastasis, the strategy adopted by tumor cells to transform into an aggressive form of cancer, are often associated with a gloomy prognosis.

New mechanism found for neurodegeneration

7/28/14 - A research team led by Jackson Laboratory Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator Susan Ackerman, Ph.D.

Supercomputer used to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease

7/25/14 - Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to neurological and psychiatric...

Potential genetic link found between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders

7/25/14 - New epilepsy pathway was previously shown to be involved in Alzheimer's A recent scientific discovery showed that mutations in prickle genes cause epilepsy, which in humans is a brain disorder...

Explaining the molecular basis of age-related memory loss

7/24/14 - From telephone numbers to foreign vocabulary, our brains hold a seemingly endless supply of information. However, as we are getting older, our ability to learn and remember new things declines.

Neurologic response in Parkinson's disease associated with placebo effect

7/22/14 - Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurological disorder, affecting almost 10 million people worldwide.

Human neurodegenerative diseases may be impacted by discovery of a new cellular garbage control pathway

7/22/14 - Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease but also ageing, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated...

Findings in mice fuel the idea that processes of active movement and sensory processing are connected

7/21/14 - A new study by researchers at the University of Oregon published in the journal Neuron describes a brainstem circuit in mice that may help explain how active movement impacts the way the brain...

Dopaminergic neurons from transplanted neural stem cell increased in Parkinson's disease by Zhichan decoction

7/18/14 - There is an increasing interest in Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment by increasing dopamine content and reducing dopaminergic metabolites in the brain.

Potential new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson's disease

7/17/14 - Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other...

Protective effect of α-synuclein knockdown on dopaminergic neurons

7/16/14 - The over-expression of α-synuclein is a major factor in the death of dopaminergic neurons in a methamphetamine-induced model of Parkinson's disease (PD).

Creative energy in Parkinson's sufferers is greater than in healthy individuals

7/16/14 - Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, documented the exceptional creativity of...

Sleep disturbances, common in Parkinson's disease, can be early indicator of disease onset

7/14/14 - Up to 70% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience sleep problems that negatively impact their quality of life.

Gene therapies may be closer to reality with new genome editing method

7/14/14 - Researchers from Salk Institute for Biological Studies, BGI, and other institutes for the first time evaluated the safety and reliability of the existing targeted gene correction technologies, and...

Halting the progression of Parkinson's disease with cinnamon

7/11/14 - Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes...

Tozadenant Phase 2b Parkinson's disease study published in Lancet Neurology

7/9/14 - Biotie announces that full data from the positive Phase 2b study evaluating tozadenant, an adenosine A2a antagonist, in Parkinson's disease patients experiencing end of dose wearing off have been...

The generation and survival of neurons prevented by a 'switch' in the brains of Alzheimer's and stroke patients

7/7/14 - A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has identified a chemical "switch" that controls both the generation of new neurons from neural stem cells...

Neurodegenerative disease risk enhanced by glitch in garbage removalrisk

7/7/14 - An international team of researchers identified a pathogenic mechanism that is common to several neurodegenerative diseases.

Genetic mutation linked to movement disorders in young people

7/6/14 - Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people.

Could brisk walking be therapeutic for people with Parkinson's?

7/3/14 - According to a new study, brisk walking may improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, improving motor function, fitness, mood and tiredness.

Unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor has implications for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, schizophrenia, depression

7/1/14 - New details on the NMDA receptor could aid development of drugs for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, other neurological disordersResearchers with Oregon Health & Science University's Vollum...

Parkinson's disease researchers offered new insights into causes of this disease

6/30/14 - Scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the causes of Parkinson's disease, identifying what's happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.