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Playing computer games can aid Parkinson's sufferers, new research shows

11/27/14 - New research shows that home computer games could be used as physiotherapy to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease.


Placebo boosts brain activity in Parkinson's patients

11/26/14 - New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.


Parkinson's disease-related weight and eating habits

11/25/14 - Patients affected by Parkinson's disease often show marked changes in body weight: they may gain or lose a lot of weight depending on the stage of the disease, or they may put on up to ten kilos...


Weight and eating habits in Parkinson's disease

11/24/14 - A review of the scientific literature on Parkinson's disease, conducted by SISSA research scientists, shows that even the non-motor symptoms associated with the disease can contribute to the...


Differentiating Parkinson's disease from atypical parkinsonism - simple clinical tests

11/20/14 - Two simple tests conducted during the neurological exam can help clinicians differentiate between early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonism.


'Medium' daily exercise tied to lower risk of Parkinson's disease

11/19/14 - A new study finds medium amounts of daily physical exercise from doing chores, commuting and leisure pursuits is associated with a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease.


Computer model of nerve cells provides insights into communication problems in diseases of the brain

11/18/14 - Study shows the interdependency between the structure and function of neuronsNerve cells communicate with each other via intricate projections.


Breakthrough in understanding of Parkinson's disease

11/17/14 - Trinity scientists make breakthrough in understanding how parkin, a gene implicated in Parkinson's disease, controls the repair and replacement of nerve cells.


Single molecular switch may contribute to major aging-related diseases

11/15/14 - Blocking effects of nitric oxide on SIRT1 protein could disrupt inflammation associated with diabetes, atherosclerosis, Parkinson's diseaseA study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...


Parkinson's disease in a dish

11/10/14 - A team of scientists led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute successfully created a human stem cell disease model of Parkinson's disease in a dish.


The inhibition of a mitochondrial fission protein shows promise as a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease

11/8/14 - A study led by a researcher from Plymouth University in the UK, has discovered that the inhibition of a particular mitochondrial fission protein could hold the key to potential treatment for...


Breakthrough in stem cell treatment for Parkinson's

11/7/14 - In a new study, researchers say it is possible to make dopamine cells from embryonic stem cells and transplant them into the brain, paving the way for a new Parkinson's treatment.


Could a high-fat diet help slow brain aging?

11/7/14 - In a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome, scientists claim to have found evidence that brain aging can be postponed if the mice are fed a high-fat diet.


Small set of genes identified that are critical in aging and neurodegenerative disease

11/5/14 - Aging is the most significant and universal risk factor for developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.


New therapies to fight a wide range of brain diseases likely as blood/brain barrier breached by new molecule

11/3/14 - New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a very small single domain antibody called FC5 has proven able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which opens the door to new treatments for brain...


New progress in treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases

11/2/14 - A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World...


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.