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  • Food for thought!
    They say that “we are what we eat”, and food can certainly have a major impact on health and wellbeing. Recently, a research report has been published that looks into the topic of food in the context of Parkinson’s disease. And the results are interesting. In today’s post ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-09-18By Simon
  • Maximizing Brain Use
    Researchers have identified a new method that may help identify neural processes associated with optimal response to stimuli. They report the method, which utilizes EEG data, could eventually have practical applications in sports, education and Parkinson's research. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-18By Neuroscience News
  • Novel Genetic Mutation Discovered in Parkinson’s Disease Patient
    Researchers have identified a novel genetic mutation linked to Parkinson's disease. The researchers note the mutation is not found in the neurologically normal general population may indicate that variants of the ACMSD gene may increase Parkinson's risk. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-17By Neuroscience News
  • AAV-PHP.B: The future is apparently now
    In addition to looking at current Parkinson’s disease research on this website, I like to look at where technological advances are taking us with regards to future therapies. In July of this year, I wrote about a new class of engineered viruses that could potentially allow us ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-09-16By Simon
  • Brain Rewiring in Parkinson’s Disease May Contribute to Abnormal Movement
    Abnormal activity involving the globus pallidus may be responsible for movement dysfunction in Parkinson's disease, a new study reports. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-16By Neuroscience News
  • Interaction Between Two Key Proteins Regulates Development of Neurons
    Study provides insight into why imbalance between Sox2 and Nup153 may contribute to neurodegenerative and mental illnesses. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-15By Neuroscience News
  • Molecular Link Between Parkinson’s and Prion Diseases Discovered
    Researchers detail the complex interaction between alpha synuclein and the prion protein PrPc. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Neuroscience News
  • Parkinson’s disease and prion diseases: Discovery of a molecular link
    (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) Parkinson's disease and prion diseases are very different from each other as regards both origins and course. Nonetheless, a research group of SISSA's has discovered an unexpected and important link between the two pathologies. According to the study recently published in the journal Scientific ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-09-14
  • Brain rewiring in Parkinson’s disease may contribute to abnormal movement
    A new study suggests that the brain's own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-09-13
  • Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson’s disease patient
    Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase), may be implicated in PD, but until now, no mutations in ACMSD have ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-09-13
  • Link Between Toxoplasma Infection and Common Brain Disease
    A new study in Scientific Reports reports T.gonfii infection may alter, or even amplify some neurological disorders including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-13By Neuroscience News
  • Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
    (University of Chicago Medical Center) Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-09-13
  • Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson’s disease patient
    (IOS Press) Mutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase), may be implicated in PD, but until now, no mutations in ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-09-13
  • Brain rewiring in Parkinson’s disease may contribute to abnormal movement
    (Northwestern University) A new study published in Neuron by Northwestern Medicine Scientists suggests that the brain's own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-09-13
  • Protein research could help in hunt for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s cures
    (University of Kent) Research carried out at the University of Kent has the potential to influence the future search for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that are linked to a family of protein molecules known as 'amyloid'.The findings by a team of scientists led by Dr Wei-Feng Xue in the School ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-09-11
  • O’mice an’ men – gang aft agley
    This week a group of scientists have published an article which indicates differences between mice and human beings, calling into question the use of these mice in Parkinson’s disease research. The results could explain way mice do not get Parkinson’s disease, and they may also partly explain why ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-09-10By Simon
  • Breakthrough Study Reveals New Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s
    A new method of examining blood plasma allowed researchers to identify specific chemical bonds within the blood. The new technique allowed researchers to accurately distinguish between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia, thus reducing cases of misdiagnosis. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-10By Neuroscience News
  • QUATS going on?!?
    BE WARNED: THIS POST MIGHT UPSET SOME READERS A recently published research report has caused a bit of a fuss in the media, and I have been contacted by a lot of concerned readers regarding this particular study. It deals with some chemicals – which can be found in ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-09-08By Simon
  • Interrupting Parkinson’s Disease
    A new study reports antioxidant intervention during early stages of Parkinson's disease may help slow its progression. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-08By Neuroscience News
  • Voyager Therapeutics: phase Ib clinical trial results
      This week a biotech company called Voyager Therapeutics announced the results of their ongoing phase Ib clinical trial. The trial is investigating a gene therapy approach for people with severe Parkinson’s disease. Gene therapy is a technique that involves inserting new DNA into a cell using a virus. ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-09-07By Simon
  • Interrupting Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists have identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease and figured out how to interrupt it, reports a study. Intervening with an antioxidant early in the disease process may break the degenerative cycle and improve neuron function in Parkinson's, the study showed. Parkinson's ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-09-07
  • Scratch-and-Sniff Test Could Predict Parkinson’s Earlier Than Previously Thought
    A new smell test could help doctors identify those at risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before symptoms appear. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-07By Neuroscience News
  • Human Skin Cells Transformed Into Motor Neurons
    WUSTL researchers have converted skin cells into motor neurons without going through the stem cell state. The new technique could help in the development of devastating neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS, that affect motor neurons. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-09-07By Neuroscience News
  • Parkinson’s: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
    New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-09-07
  • Parkinson’s: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
    New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-09-07
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