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  • New Discoveries Predict Ability to Forecast Dementia From Single Molecule
    Researchers report single tau proteins have different shapes, and the folds of the molecules could help doctors to predict which type of dementia a person is likely to suffer from. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-11By Neuroscience News
  • Two Compounds in Coffee May Team Up to Fight Parkinson’s
    A new study reports caffeine plus another compound found in the waxy coating of coffee beans may help protect the brain against Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-10By Neuroscience News
  • Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson’s
    Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2018-12-10
  • Parkinson’s: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain
    A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2018-12-10
  • Obesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise
    (Florida Atlantic University) Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-12-10
  • Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson’s
    (Rutgers University) Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-12-10
  • Alzheimer’s Patients Classified in Six Subgroups
    Researchers have identified cognitive subgroups related to genetic differences in Alzheimer's patients. The findings, researchers say, could open the door for more personalized treatments of the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-05By Neuroscience News
  • Alzheimer’s Patients Classified in Six Subgroups
    Researchers have identified cognitive subgroups related to genetic differences in Alzheimer's patients. The findings, researchers say, could open the door for more personalized treatments of the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-05By Neuroscience News
  • What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson’s disease?
    Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2018-12-05
  • A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
    Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2018-12-04
  • A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
    Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2018-12-04
  • A Toxin That Travels From Stomach to Brain May Trigger Parkinson’s
    A new study reports the combination of a toxic herbicide and lectins may trigger Parkinsonism after the toxins travel from the stomach to the brain. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-04By Neuroscience News
  • Yumanity Therapeutics announces publication of paper in Cell Reports
    (W2O Group) Yumanity Therapeutics, a company focused on discovering transformative therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the publication of study results describing a potential new target for therapeutic intervention in Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-12-04
  • A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
    (Penn State) Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Researchers Pinpoint Genes Tied to Dementia
    Researchers have identified two major groups of genes involved in mutations that result in an overproduction of tau. The findings could offer new avenues for treatments to slow the progression of dementia. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-03By Neuroscience News
  • Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Parkinson’s
    Tasquinimod, a new cancer drug, appears to control genes associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study reports. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-12-03By Neuroscience News
  • Not bohemian, just ‘Rapsodi’
      Moving forward into 2019 and beyond, we are going to be getting more sophisticated and targetted with our clinical trials for Parkinson’s. We are gradually moving away from the days when a drug was tested on anyone in the Parkinson’s-affected community, and heading for an age of sub-type ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-12-02By Simon
  • Thyme to look east: Baicalein
      Recently I wrote a post about research investigating an interesting compound called Epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG – click here for that post). Several eagle-eyed readers, however, noted something interesting in the details of one of the research reports that was discussed in that post. The study in question ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-12-01By Simon
  • Monthly Research Review – November 2018
      At the end of each month the SoPD writes a post which provides an overview of some of the major pieces of Parkinson’s-related research that were made available during November 2018. The post is divided into five parts based on the type of research (Basic biology, disease mechanism, ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-11-30By Simon
  • Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
    (University of Eastern Finland) Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds. 4.6 percent of all hip surgery patients and 10 percent of total hip replacement surgery patients experienced ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-11-30
  • Antibiotic Could Protect Against Neurodegenerative Diseases During Aging
    A new study reveals minocycline, a popular antibiotic, can help extend lifespan and improve protein balance in aging worms. Researchers say the protective mechanism of the medication could be exploited to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's in humans. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-11-28By Neuroscience News
  • Hidden Region in Human Brain Discovered
    Researchers have identified a hidden region in the human brain near the spinal cord junction. The discovery of the Endorestiform Nucleus may help advance treatments for Parkinson's disease, researchers report. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-11-27By Neuroscience News
  • Lung Disease in Middle Age May Increase Dementia Risk
    A new study reports those who experience lung disease and problems with lung function during middle age are at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-11-26By Neuroscience News
  • Never Before Seen DNA Recombination in Brain Linked to Alzheimer’s
    Researchers identified gene recombination in neurons that produces new gene variants in the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease. The findings, researchers say, may point to a potential near term treatment for the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-11-26By Neuroscience News
  • New brain region ‘could be what makes humans unique’
    Using modern imaging techniques, a neurologist specializing in mapping the human brain has just discovered a previously unknown brain region. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2018-11-25
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