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  • Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson’s disease
    Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein alpha-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. A disturbed relationship to these 'bodyguards' leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-12-04
  • Parkinson’s: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms
    New research shows that a special ultrasound technique can significantly reduce tremors in people living with Parkinson's disease. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2019-12-01
  • Monthly Research Review – November 2019
      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 2019. The post is divided into seven parts based on the type of research: ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2019-11-30By Simon
  • Causes and treatments for twitching fingers
    Many issues can cause finger twitching. Some are harmless, while others are more serious. Read on to learn about the potential causes and their treatments. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2019-11-27
  • Study links some antibiotics to a raised risk of Parkinson’s disease
    New research suggests that certain antibiotics in common use may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, likely because of their effect on gut microbes. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Cutting neurodegeneration associated with dementia, in animal models
    Korean research team made up of Dr. Hyung-Jun Kim and Shinrye Lee of KBRI, and professor Kiyoung Kim of Soonchunhyang University, found a new molecular mechanism of suppressing neuronal toxicity associateded dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson’s patients
    A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson’s patients
    A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson’s patients
    A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson’s patients
    A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson’s patients
    A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-26
  • Making a strong case for GCase
      Novel therapies are increasing being developed to focus on specific subtypes of Parkinson’s. The hope is that if they work on one type of Parkinson’s, then maybe they will also work on others. Many of these new experimental treatments are focused on specific genetic ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2019-11-25By Simon
  • AMP-PD is here
      Today the US National Institute of Health (NIH) announced the opening of the data portal for the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Parkinson’s disease (or AMP-PD) initiative. This research program is a MASSIVE collaborative effort between the NIH, multiple biopharmaceutical/life sciences companies, and ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2019-11-22By Simon
  • Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
    Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also seemed to matter. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-22
  • Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
    Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also seemed to matter. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-22
  • Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
    Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also seemed to matter. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-22
  • Researchers uncover new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers impact the functions of genes involved in the disease. The results may point to potential new treatments. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-20
  • Researchers uncover new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers impact the functions of genes involved in the disease. The results may point to potential new treatments. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-20
  • Researchers uncover new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers impact the functions of genes involved in the disease. The results may point to potential new treatments. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-20
  • Distinctly human: Kangaroos
      It is often said that only humans develop Parkinson’s. It is a distinctly human condiiton, and this is true (at the time of publishing this post). But there are interesting Parkinson’s-related observations in the animal world that could tell us something about this ‘very ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2019-11-15By Simon
  • Fecal Transplantation to Treat Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Hope or Hype?
    In this review, investigators evaluate the current state of knowledge about the potential for using FMT and pre- and pro-biotics to restore the normal microbial balance of the gut in PD patients and highlight the questions that still need to be answered. FMT consists of transferring liquid filtrate feces from a healthy screened individual to a patient via nasogastric or ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2019-11-15By Carmel McNamara
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Appears to Impact Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
    “Parkinsonism is probably not just a brain disorder, but a group of diseases that may have their onset in the periphery, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract,” explained Dr. Brudek, of the Research Laboratory for Stereology and Neuroscience, and Copenhagen Center for Translational Research, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, and Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. “Taken together, all data, including human, animal, and ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2019-11-14By Carmel McNamara
  • Targeting Alpha-Synuclein in the Gut May Slow Down Parkinson’s Disease
    “There is growing evidence that PD may start off in the gut, explained senior author Michael Zasloff, MD, PhD, Enterin Inc., Philadelphia, PA, and MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. “The concept is that aggregates of the protein alpha-synuclein, thought to play a key role in the disease, arise within the enteric nervous system (ENS) and ... read more
    Source: IOS PressPublished on 2019-11-13By Carmel McNamara
  • Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease
    In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2019-11-12
  • Defining a new approach to treating Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists have identified Cav2.3 as a new target for a promising specific therapy. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2019-11-12
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