Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression?

A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease.
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(MedPage Today) -- Dopamine loss tied to retinal thinning; may be early disease biomarker
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 46Author(s): Savitha S. Upadhya, A.N. Cheeran, J.H. NirmalAbstractIn this paper, MFCC and PLP voice features extracted using Single Taper Smooth (STS) window and Thomson Multitaper (TMT) windowing technique together with a neural network classifier is used in the classification of Healthy people from early stage Parkinson diseased patients and a performance comparison of the two techniques is reported. Parkinson disease in their early stages, not only affects the muscular movements of the human body but also influences the articulatory...
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This study aimed to investigate the prescription of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for the management of PD and further determine whether CHM can improve motor function and decrease the risk of incident fracture.Materials and methodsPatients older than 40 years newly diagnosed with PD between January 1997 and December 2010 were selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) and followed up until the end of 2013. We used 1:1 frequency matching by age, sex, index year, and initial diagnostic year to compare the TCM users and non-TCM users. We used a Cox regression model and the Kaplan-Meier method to es...
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Inflammation has been found to be associated with many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson ’s and dementia. Attenuation of microglia-induced inflammation is a strategy that impedes the progression o...
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Condition:   Parkinson Intervention:   Device: DBS Sponsors:   St. Jude Medical;   Baylor College of Medicine;   University of Houston Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 14 August 2018Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): Lindsay Joy Spielman, Deanna Lynn Gibson, Andis KlegerisAbstractThe number of bacterial cells living within the human body is approximately equal to, or greater than, the total number of human cells. This dynamic population of microorganisms, termed the human microbiota, resides mainly within the gastrointestinal tract. It is widely accepted that highly diverse and stable microbiota promote overall human health. Colonization of the gut with maladaptive and pathogenic microbiota, a state also known as dysbiosis, is associated wit...
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Zhijiang Wang, Xiuqin Jia, Huimin Chen, Tao Feng, Huali Wang
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Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8AN00804C, PaperNatalie Schwenk, Boris Mizaikoff, Soledad C árdenas, Ángela I. López-Lorente Aggregation of proteins has been related to some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, and Parkinson among others. Raman spectroscopy is a useful technique for the investigation of protein conformation, and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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(Michigan State University) An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function. Michigan State University scientists are the first to discover a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. They've already developed a way to use it to control movement in mice.
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(Natural News) Your health is greatly affected by the food you eat – it’s been proven time and time again. A study presented at the Fourth World Parkinson Congress builds on this fact, as they reported that eating foods commonly found in a Mediterranean diet were associated with a slower progression of Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at Bastyr University...
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