Parkinson’s Disease Research News

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Newsfeed:

  • Machine Learning Uncovers Dementia Subtypes
    A new machine learning algorithm is able to automatically able to distinguish between different patterns of progression in patients with a range of different dementias. The algorithm could enable to identify which treatments are most suited to individual patients. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-22By Neuroscience News
  • A Lewy body condition?
      Lewy bodies are densely packed, circular clusters of protein that have traditionally been considered a characteristic feature of the Parkinsonian brain. Recently, however, evidence has been accumulating which calls into question this ‘defining feature’ of the condition. The presence Lewy bodies in some cases of other neurological conditions ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-10-20By Simon
  • Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer’s?
    A new study looks at the possible causal link between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report antiviral drugs significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in patients with severe herpes infections. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-19By Neuroscience News
  • Regulating Microglial Activity May Reduce Inflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Researchers report activating microglia may help reduce the imbalance between neuroprotection and neurotoxicity for neurodegenerative diseases. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-19By Neuroscience News
  • Study points to new method to deliver drugs to the brain
    (University of Rochester Medical Center) Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. The research could have implications for the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and brain cancer. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-18
  • When you stop going native
      Alpha synuclein is a protein that is closely associated with Parkinson’s. But exactly if and how it is connected to the neurodegenerative process underlying the condition, remains unclear.  Last week researchers reported that removing a particular form of alpha synuclein in mice results in a very early onset ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-10-17By Simon
  • Regulating microglial activity may reduce inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
    A group of investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints -- molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system -- in immune cells called microglia could reduce the inflammatory aspects of important neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and ALS. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Regulating microglial activity may reduce inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
    (Massachusetts General Hospital) A group of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators is proposing that targeting immune checkpoints -- molecules that regulate the activity of the immune system -- in immune cells called microglia could reduce the inflammatory aspects of important neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and ALS. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Many Cases of Dementia May Arise From Non-Inherited DNA ‘Spelling Mistakes’
    Researchers report spontaneous errors in DNA that arise as our cells divide and reproduce may be at the root of Alzheimer's disease. The findings suggest the cause of certain neurodegenerative diseases could be traced back to embryonic development. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-15By Neuroscience News
  • Researchers Unexpectedly Reprogram Mature Neurons in Mice
    Researchers have made a surprise discovery that could help provide treatment options for a range of conditions from Parkinson's disease to depression. Researching how to transform supportive brain cells into neurons, the scientists unexpectedly transformed mature inhibitory striatal neurons into dopamine producing neurons. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-11By Neuroscience News
  • Scientists unexpectedly reprogram mature mouse neurons
    (UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern researchers attempting to transform supporting brain cells into neurons instead reprogrammed mature inhibitory neurons into a different type of neuron that creates the neurotransmitter lost in Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-11
  • New transgenic model of parkinson’s illuminates disease biology
    (Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a unique mouse model to induce PD-like αS aggregation, leading to resting tremor and abnormal movement control. This mouse model responds to L-DOPA, similarly to patients with PD. The research team's results on the use of this transgenic ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-11
  • Monitoring Parkinson’s: Doctor, my glasses are listening to us
      An important aspect of developing new potentially ‘curative’ treatments for Parkinson’s is our ability to accurately test and evaluate them. Current methods of assessing Parkinson’s are basic at best (UPDRS and brain imaging), and if we do not improve our ability to measure Parkinson’s, many of those novel ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-10-10By Simon
  • New Alzheimer’s Biomaker Identified with Help of CRISPR
    With the aid of CRISPR gene editing techniques, researchers have identified a new biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. The study reports a deficiency of the protein STIM1 could be implicated in the sporadic version of the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-10-09By Neuroscience News
  • Grand times in Grand Rapids
      During the last week of September, the Van Andel institute and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust held their annual Parkinson’s research meetings in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The meetings – the Linked Clinical Trials meeting, Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s, and Rallying to the Challenge – provided an opportunity for members of ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-10-08By Simon
  • The Bill and Melinda burden study
      Determining exactly how many individuals there are in the world that are affected by Parkinson’s is a difficult task. Previously, a lot of ‘gues-stimation’ has been used in these quantitative efforts. But a clearer idea of the geographical, national and regional spread of Parkinson’s burden, could provide us ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-10-04By Simon
  • Fly protein has protective effect on dopaminergic neurons
    (Lehigh University) A team from Lehigh University recently identified the fruit fly protein known as Scarlet as a target gene whose function is required to prevent age-dependent loss of dopaminergic neurons in fruit flies. They found that loss of Scarlet activity causes a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons and that ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-03
  • Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians
    (McGill University) A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-Bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-10-01
  • Monthly Research Review – September 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 September 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 2018-09-30By Simon
  • Parkinson’s: New molecule can stop neural damage
    Researchers from Spain have now identified a molecule that could stop the development of Parkinson's disease and reverse neurodegeneration. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2018-09-29
  • Early Parkinson’s patients waiting too long to seek medical evaluation
    (University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Too many early Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are treating symptoms before they appear, shrinking the pool of candidates for clinical trials and limiting the chances for a cure. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-09-28
  • Better call Sal(-butamol)?
      In 2017, a research report suggested that people taking the asthma treatment Salbutamol had a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s. In addition, that same study suggested that another medication called Propranolol – which is used for hypertension/high blood pressure – increased ones risk of developing Parkinson’s.  Both drugs ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2018-09-27By Simon
  • Researchers evaluate controversial treatment for Parkinson’s disease psychosis
    (University of California - San Diego) In the wake of media and public reports about increased mortality linked to a new drug for treating Parkinson's disease psychosis, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a retrospective study of qualifying patients in the UC San Diego Health ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2018-09-26
  • Exercise May Delay Cognitive Decline in People with Rare Alzheimer’s
    Researchers report, for those with a genetic mutation that causes Alzheimer's disease, 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may delay cognitive decline and have beneficial effects on tau in the brain. They speculate the same may be true for those with more common forms of the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2018-09-25By Neuroscience News
  • Diagnosing types of fear of falling in Parkinson’s patients
    Parkinson's disease causes one of the highest risks of falling among all neurological conditions. Due to this, many patients develop a fear of falling, even if they've never fallen. Researchers have discovered a way to diagnose subtypes of fear of falling in hopes of improving treatment and quality of life ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2018-09-25
1 2 3 48