Benefits of rhythm training via a tablet serious game in Parkinson's disease

DiscussionThese findings provide evidence supporting the use of technology-driven interventions aiming at alleviating rhythm-related motor deficits in PD such as hypokinetic dysarthria or gait impairment in complement to more traditional therapeutic approaches.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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The J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference runs every year in San Francisco, a big draw for the biotech industry, and many organizations take the opportunity to host events at the same time. Among these, the SENS Research Foundation has for the past few years hosted a pitch day in which biotech companies in the longevity industry, largely startups, present to that portion of the Bay Area investor community interested in funding the treatment of aging as a medical condition. I was there to present on progress at Repair Biotechnologies, and took some notes on the other companies as they talked about their work. Kimera Labs ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Investment Source Type: blogs
This study provides strong evidence that following a healthy lifestyle can substantially extend the years a person lives disease-free." Commentary on Recent Evidence for Cognitive Decline to Precede Amyloid Aggregation in Alzheimer's Disease https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/01/commentary-on-recent-evidence-for-cognitive-decline-to-precede-amyloid-aggregation-in-alzheimers-disease/ I can't say that I think the data presented in the research noted here merits quite the degree of the attention that it has been given in the popular science press. It is interesting, but not compelling if its role...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: SWJs in PSP are not mediated by midbrain atrophy. Instead, supratentorial cortical structures located mainly in the temporal lobe appear to be deeply involved in the generation of abnormally high SWJ rates in these patients. Known anatomical connections of the temporal lobe to the superior colliculus and the cerebellum might play a role in SWJ genesis. PMID: 31942756 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: J Clin Neurol Source Type: research
Medtronic obtained the European CE Mark for its Percept PC neurostimulator that uses smart feedback technology to deliver deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s and other neurologic diseases. The so-called BrainSense technology powe...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Parkinson's Disease Interventions:   Genetic: DNA/GeneticTesting;   Radiation: FDG PET scan;   Other: MRI scan;   Other: Clinical and neuropsychological assessments Sponsors:   Northwell Health;   Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research;   The Silverstein Foundation for Parkinson's with GBA Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract In search of the compounds that interfere with amyloid transformation of alpha-synuclein, 9 natural and synthetic cinnamic acid derivatives were studied. They are structurally similar to a half of curcumin, which has pronounced anti-aggregatory and anti-amyloid effects. We have shown that some of these derivatives prevent ovine prion protein amyloidization. Subsequently, thioflavin T binding assay showed that 3 out of 9 studied compounds effectively prevented amyloid transformation of alpha-synuclein with IC50 of 13, 50 and 251 μM. Molecular modeling approach revealed possible binding sites of the thre...
Source: Biochimie - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochimie Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the link between AF and senescence markers through the assessment of protein expression in the tissue lysates of human appendages from patients in AF, including paroxysmal (PAF) or permanent AF (PmAF), and in sinus rhythm (SR). The major findings of the study indicated that the progression of AF is strongly related to the human atrial senescence burden as determined by p53 and p16 expression. The stepwise increase of senescence (p53, p16), prothrombotic (TF), and proremodeling (MMP-9) markers observed in the right atrial appendages of patients in SR, PAF, and PmAF points toward multiple inter...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Despite the presence of ICD as confirmed by both clinical follow-up and self-reported impulsivity scales and supported by structural differences in various neural nodes related to inhibitory control and reward processing, patients with ICD performed no worse than healthy controls in various behavioral tasks previously hypothesized as robust impulsivity measures. These results call for caution against impetuous interpretation of behavioral tests, since various factors may and will influence the ultimate outcomes, be it the lack of sensitivity in specific, limited ICD subtypes, excessive caution of ICD patients ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Parkinson Disease (PD) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder characterized by large genetic heterogeneity and missing heritability. Since the genetic background of PD can partly vary among ethnicities and neurological scales have been scarcely investigated in a PD setting, we performed an exploratory Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) analysis of 123 PD patients from mainland Italy, investigating scales assessing motor (UPDRS), cognitive (MoCA), and other non-motor symptoms (NMS). We performed variant prioritization, followed by targeted association testing of prioritized variants in 446 PD cases and 211 controls. Then we ran ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Discussion: We found increased functional connectivity among cerebellar structures in PD, which may reflect an adaptive (compensatory) mechanism through activation of additional brain structures to restore gait function. In contrast, a relative disconnection between the precuneus and caudate nucleus in PD patients might indicate an impaired brain network unrelated to the risk of falls. Cerebellar areas might thus be considered as future therapeutic targets for neuromodulatory treatment of postural instability in PD.Abbreviations: DMN: default mode network; FC: functional connectivity; IPL: inferior parietal lobule; MMSE: M...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
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