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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.

sPIF protects against neuronal death and brain injury

9/11/14 - Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries.

DNA sequence of Ashkenazi Jews mapped

9/11/14 - First DNA sequence dataset of complete Ashkenazi genomes supports targeted personalized medicine, aids disease research across populations, and reveals Jewish and European origins.

Neurodegenerative diseases can be caused by broken signals

9/10/14 - Researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, in collaboration with Juntendo University and the Japan Science and Technology Agency, have discovered that a cell receptor widely...

'Pocket doctor' phone app could measure Parkinson's progression

9/9/14 - A new smartphone app presented yesterday at a science festival in the UK could allow smartphones to act as a 'pocket doctor,' spotting early signs of Parkinson's disease.

Spinal cord and Parkinson's disease patients likely to benefit from new research

9/8/14 - In a study on rats, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered the cause of the involuntary muscle contractions which patients with severe spinal cord injuries frequently suffer.

Lundbeck announces availability of NORTHERA™ (droxidopa) capsules in the U.S. for symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension

9/5/14 - Lundbeck announced today that NORTHERA™ (droxidopa) capsules for oral use are now available for healthcare providers to prescribe in the United States.

Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor should serve as template and guide for the design of therapeutic compounds

8/29/14 - Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease...

After substantia nigra injury in Parkinson's disease, iron accumulation suppressed by baicalin

8/29/14 - A growing number of studies have shown that excessive iron is closely associated with the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.

Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

8/27/14 - The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate.

Discovery of navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells

8/27/14 - Duke University researchers have found a "roving detection system" on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral...

The striatum acts as hub for multisensory integration

8/26/14 - A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provides insight on how the brain processes external input such as touch, vision or sound from different sources and sides of the body, in order to...

Complication risk of deep brain stimulation similar for older, younger Parkinson patients

8/25/14 - Older patients with Parkinson disease (PD) who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) appear to have a 90-day complication risk similar to younger patients, suggesting that age alone should not be a...

Impulse control increased by dopamine replacement in early Parkinson's

8/19/14 - New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared to the general...

Patients with Parkinson's Disease often suffer from undiagnosed depression

8/19/14 - Depression is known to be a common symptom of Parkinson's disease, but remains untreated for many patients, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine investigators in collaboration with the...

High-frequency pulsed electric fields used to disrupt focal blood-brain-barrier

8/14/14 - A team of researchers from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new way of using electricity to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB).

Discovery of new pathways controlling the serotonergic system

8/8/14 - With the aid of new methods, a research team at Karolinska Institutet have developed a detailed map of the networks of the brain that control the neurotransmitter serotonin.

Transplanted induced neural stem cells become fully integrated in the neuronal network in mice

8/7/14 - Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have grafted neurons reprogrammed from skin cells into the brains of mice for the first time with...

Dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease alleviated by Compound Formula Rehmannia

8/7/14 - Levodopa is the preferred treatment for Parkinson's disease in the clinic. However, long-term use of levodopa may lead to various motor complications, among which levodopa-induced dyskinesia is...

African plant may have pharmaceutical potential for treating Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or stroke

8/6/14 - Salk scientists find that a plant used for centuries by healers of São Tomé e Príncipe holds lessons for modern medicine.

Two products of the gene DJ-1 can increase the survival of neurons in Parkinson's disease

8/5/14 - Parkinson's disease affects neurons in the Substantia nigra brain region - their mitochondrial activity ceases and the cells die.

First clinical data of therapeutic Parkinson's disease vaccine encourages continued development

8/4/14 - AFFiRiS AG have announced at a press conference in New York results of AFF008, a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine against Parkinson's disease.

Naltrexone may be effective in diminishing impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease

8/2/14 - Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as...

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.