Parkinson’s Research News

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  • Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Face Unique “Hidden Sorrows” Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Writing in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, Rick C. Helmich, MD, PhD, and Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD, of the Radboud University Medical Centre; Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior; Department of Neurology; Centre of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders; Nijmegen, the Netherlands say, “The pathophysiology of PD puts patients at an increased risk of chronic stress, and ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2020-04-03By Carmel McNamara
  • Monthly research review: February 2020
      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 February 2020. The post is divided into seven parts based on the type of research: ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-29By Simon
  • The Phase 1/2 CDNF topline results
          Neurotrophic factors are naturally occuring proteins that help to keep neurons alive, provide a supportive environment, and encourage growth. For a long time, researchers have been exploring methods of utilising the power of neurotrophic factors in regenerative strategies for neurodegenerative conditions, ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-25By Simon
  • Differentiating PD from MSA
      There is a lot of clinical and biological similarities between the neurodegenerative conditions of Parkinson’s and multiple systems atrophy (or MSA). Recently, however, researchers have published a report suggesting that these two conditions may be differentiated from each other using a technique ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-19By Simon
  • The Minnesota UDCA study
      The results of a small clinical study evaluating the safety and tolerability of Ursodeoxycholic acid (or UDCA) in people with Parkinson’s have recently been published. UDCA is a naturally occurring bile acid that is used in the treatment of gallstones. More recently, ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-15By Simon
  • Simple Blood Test Could Help Predict Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
    “The cumulative incidence of dementia associated with PD is approaching 80%, and individuals with PD are five to six times more likely to develop cognitive impairment than age-matched controls,” explained lead investigator Gabriele Saretzki, PhD, Biosciences Institute, and The Ageing Biology Centre at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality of Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. “PD is known to ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2020-02-12By Carmel McNamara
  • Simple Blood Test Could Help Predict Progression of Parkinson’s Disease
    “The cumulative incidence of dementia associated with PD is approaching 80%, and individuals with PD are five to six times more likely to develop cognitive impairment than age-matched controls,” explained lead investigator Gabriele Saretzki, PhD, Biosciences Institute, and The Ageing Biology Centre at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality of Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. “PD is known to ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2020-02-12By Carmel McNamara
  • Long-Distance Skiers May Have “Motor Reserve” that Can Delay Onset of Parkinson’s Disease
    Studies have shown the enormous benefits of exercise in many disorders including neurodegenerative diseases, but the reasons are not always clear. “Exercise seems to protect against the motor symptoms of PD but not necessarily against the brain damage caused by PD,” explained co-lead investigator Tomas T. Olsson, MD, Department of Neurology, Skåne University Hospital, and Department of Experimental Medical Science, ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2020-02-11By Carmel McNamara
  • Long-Distance Skiers May Have “Motor Reserve” that Can Delay Onset of Parkinson’s Disease
    Studies have shown the enormous benefits of exercise in many disorders including neurodegenerative diseases, but the reasons are not always clear. “Exercise seems to protect against the motor symptoms of PD but not necessarily against the brain damage caused by PD,” explained co-lead investigator Tomas T. Olsson, MD, Department of Neurology, Skåne University Hospital, and Department of Experimental Medical Science, ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2020-02-11By Carmel McNamara
  • That time APOE met Alpha Syn
       Recently two independent research groups published scientific papers providing evidence that a genetic variation associated with Alzheimer’s may also be affecting the severity of pathology in Parkinson’s. The genetic variation associated with Alzheimer’s occurs in a gene (a functional region of DNA) called ApoE, ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-10By Simon
  • The Wim Hof method
      A regular theme of the SoPD website is the reviewing of novel phamarcological treatments that are being tested on models of Parkinson’s. And while the breadth of the research is exciting and encouraging, the average reader may feel distant to the results ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-06By Simon
  • The Wim Hof method
      A regular theme of the SoPD website is the reviewing of novel phamarcological treatments that are being tested on models of Parkinson’s. And while the breadth of the research is exciting and encouraging, the average reader may feel distant to the results ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-06By Simon
  • A plutocratic proposal: iCancer
       Speeding up the clinical development process is a shared goal across many medical conditions (not just Parkinson’s and neurodegeneration), and there are many different approaches to achieving this that are being explored. Some of these approaches could be considered to ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-02By Simon
  • A plutocratic proposal: iCancer
       Speeding up the clinical development process is a shared goal across many medical conditions (not just Parkinson’s and neurodegeneration), and there are many different approaches to achieving this that are being explored. Some of these approaches could be considered to ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-02-02By Simon
  • Globus Pallidus Externus Deep Brain Stimulation Treats Insomnia in a Patient With Parkinson Disease
    Sleep disorders are the second most common complaint in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), affecting up to 78.3% of patients and having severe impact on quality of life. Many patients fail hypnotic therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. In addition, many pharmacological treatments carry added risks in patients with PD (eg, increased risk of falls). The majority of existing ... read more
    Source: Mayo Clinic ProceedingsPublished on 2020-01-31By Pablo R. Castillo, Erik H. Middlebrooks, Sanjeet S. Grewal, Lela Okromelidze, James F. Meschia, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Ryan J. Uitti, Robert E. Wharen
  • Monthly Research Review: Jaunary 2020
      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 January 2020. The post is divided into seven parts based on the type of research: ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-01-31By Simon
  • Monthly Research Review: Jaunary 2020
      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 January 2020. The post is divided into seven parts based on the type of research: ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-01-31By Simon
  • Monthly Research Review: Jaunary 2020
      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 January 2020. The post is divided into seven parts based on the type of research: ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-01-31By Simon
  • Researchers discover new piece of the puzzle for Parkinson’s disease
    Biomedical scientists have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2020-01-30
  • Researchers discover new piece of the puzzle for Parkinson’s disease
    Biomedical scientists have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2020-01-30
  • Researchers discover new piece of the puzzle for Parkinson’s disease
    Biomedical scientists have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2020-01-30
  • Natural (born) killers
      Today’s post starts with more of a biology lesson than usual, but it is important to understand where in the grand scheme of things a certain type of blood cell sits. That type of blood cell has a really cool ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-01-28By Simon
  • Natural (born) killers
      Today’s post starts with more of a biology lesson than usual, but it is important to understand where in the grand scheme of things a certain type of blood cell sits. That type of blood cell has a really cool ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2020-01-28By Simon
  • Parkinson’s disease may start before birth
    People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2020-01-27
  • Parkinson’s disease may start before birth
    People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2020-01-27
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