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  • New Machine Learning Program Shows Promise For Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
    Researchers have developed a new algorithm that integrates Alzheimer's indicators from MRI measurements to predict patients with the neurodegenerative disease. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-08-15By Neuroscience News
  • Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline
    A new study in rodents shows how physical exercise in early life creates a cognitive reserve that improves cognition and neuronal activity in later years. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-15
  • Early life physical activity may prevent cognitive decline
    A new study in rodents shows how physical exercise in early life creates a cognitive reserve that improves cognition and neuronal activity in later years. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-15
  • Lower Brain Serotonin Levels Linked to Dementia
    A new Johns Hopkins University study adds further evidence to the link between serotonin and dementia. According to researchers, lower serotonin levels may play a key role in memory decline and drive the progression of Alzheimer's. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-08-14By Neuroscience News
  • DPP-4: Not a Star Wars character
    Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (or DPP-4) is an enzyme that breaks down the protein (GLP-1) that stimulates insulin release in your body.  Inhibitors of DPP-4 are used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, because they help increase insulin levels in the body. Recently some Swedish researchers noticed something curious about DPP-4 inhibitors: They appear to reduce the risk ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-08-13By Simon
  • Exenatide: An editorial
    In my previous post, we briefly reviewed the results of the phase II double-blind, randomised clinical trial of Exenatide in Parkinson’s disease. The study indicates a statistically significant effect on motor symptom scores after being treated with the drug. Over the last few days, there have been many discussions about the results, what they mean for the Parkinson’s ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-08-08By Simon
  • Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
    A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-08
  • Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
    A new study successfully used the protein hormone klotho to improve cognition in mice with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-like brain toxicity. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-08
  • Midlife Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Increase Chances of Dementia
    Researchers report middle aged people expressing cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-08-07By Neuroscience News
  • Artificial Intelligence Helps Monitor Sleep
    MIT researchers have developed a new, non invasive method to help monitor sleep patterns. The device uses an advanced AI algorithm to analyze wireless signals around a person and translate the measurements into sleep stages. Researchers plan to use the technology to study how Parkinson's disease affects sleep. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-08-07By Neuroscience News
  • A new view for protein turnover in the brain
    (University of California - San Diego) Scientists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that lysosomes, specialized structures found in nearly every cell in your body, can travel to distant parts of neurons to branch-like areas known as dendrites. Lysosomes help keep balance in the brain by removing material that is no longer needed, a key function that ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-08-07
  • Exenatide: One step closer to joblessness!
    The title of today’s post is written in jest – my job as a researcher scientist is to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease which will ultimately make my job redundant! But all joking aside, today was a REALLY good day for the Parkinson’s community. Last night (3rd August) at 23:30, a research report outlining the results of ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-08-04By Simon
  • Diabetes shot boosts motor function for patients with Parkinson’s
    A placebo trial shows that the diabetes drug exenatide improved motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and may have disease-altering potential. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-04
  • Diabetes shot boosts motor function for patients with Parkinson’s
    A placebo trial shows that the diabetes drug exenatide improved motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and may have disease-altering potential. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-08-04
  • Tracing the path of Parkinson’s disease proteins
    (American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a set of tools to observe, monitor and quantify how misfolded proteins associated with Parkinson's disease enter neurons in laboratory cultures and what happens to them once they're inside. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-08-04
  • Diabetes drug shows potential as disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease
    A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may have disease-modifying potential to treat Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests, paving the way for further research to define its efficacy and safety. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-08-03
  • The next killer APP: LRRK2 inhibitors?
    In Silicon valley (California), everyone is always looking for the “next killer app” – the piece of software (or application) that is going to change the world. The revolutionary next step that will solve all of our problems. The title of today’s post is a play on the words ‘killer app’, but the ‘app’ part doesn’t refer to ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-08-03By Simon
  • Music therapy helps people with parkinson’s build strength through song
    A music therapy class is helping people with Parkinson's disease build strength through song. A new study shows singing improves the muscles used for swallowing and respiratory control – two functions complicated by Parkinson’s. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-08-02
  • Artificial intelligence for human age-reversal
    (InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen today announced a research collaboration with Insilico Medicine to develop solutions for preventing early aging. The aim of this partnership is to develop medicines to prevent and cure a broad range of diseases associated with aging such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and cardiovascular diseases. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-08-01
  • Nilotinib: the other phase II trial
    In October 2015, researchers from Georgetown University announced the results of a small clinical trial that got the Parkinson’s community very excited. The study involved a cancer drug called Nilotinib, and the results were rather spectacular. What happened next, however, was a bizarre sequence of disagreements over exactly what should happen next and who should be taking the drug forward. ... read more
    Source: The Science of Parkinson’s diseasePublished on 2017-07-31By Simon
  • New drug may treat and limit progression of Parkinson’s disease
    Researchers have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of people with the disease. ... read more
    Source: Science DailyPublished on 2017-07-31
  • New Insights Into Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Patients
    New studies in Journal of Parkinson's disease look at the relationship between Parkinson's and gastrointestinal dysfunction. ... read more
    Source: Neuro Science NewsPublished on 2017-07-31By Neuroscience News
  • Waterlogged brain region helps scientists gauge damage caused by Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a new method of observing the brain changes caused by Parkinson's disease, which destroys neurons important for movement. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-07-31
  • Waterlogged brain region helps scientists gauge damage caused by Parkinson’s disease
    Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a new method of observing the brain changes caused by Parkinson's disease, which destroys neurons important for movement. ... read more
    Source: Medical News DailyPublished on 2017-07-31
  • Two new studies offer insights into gastrointestinal dysfunction in Parkinson’s patients
    (IOS Press) Constipation is one of the most common non-motor related complaints affecting Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. ... read more
    Source: Eureka AlertPublished on 2017-07-31
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