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Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions
Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

TBI and dementia: Link or no link?
Research linking traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life is contradictory. Learn about the latest findings and what they mean for TBI patients. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease
Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases
DNA strands in materials act like traffic signals to start, stop cell activity or regenerate tissue. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Link between Parkinson's and melanoma runs both ways
Breaking research demonstrates that individuals with Parkinson's are four times more likely to develop melanoma. This relationship also goes the other way. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New drug target for Parkinson's disease found
New research finds an enzyme that enhances the neurotoxicity of both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Inhibiting this enzyme may prevent Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Large-scale production of living brain cells enables entirely new research
Important pieces of the puzzle to understand what drives diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are still missing today. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Transcranial stimulation and/or physical therapy improves walking speed in Parkinson's disease
Noninvasive brain stimulation and physical therapy - alone or in combination - improve some measures of walking ability in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), concludes a clinical trial in the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Human enzyme may be key to unraveling Alzheimer's disease
A study using a human enzyme, called cyclophilin 40, offers a new way to disentangle the faulty protein clumps in a range of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease
NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Autoimmunity may have role in Parkinson's disease
Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pre-clinical study suggests Parkinson's could start in gut endocrine cells
Recent research on Parkinson's disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients' gut bacteria, and even how severing the vagus nerve connecting the stomach and brain might protect... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 19, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Statins may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Genetic variants linked to higher BMI may be protective against Parkinson disease
Genetic variants linked to higher body mass index (BMI) are associated with lower risk of Parkinson disease, according to a study published by Nicholas Wood and colleagues from the University College... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease
Investigations by scientists in Japan illustrate how the loss of a key mitochondrial protein facilitates the progression of Parkinson's disease. The findings are published in Nature Communications. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Research provides new insights into the cause of urinary dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
A new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has found that urinary dysfunction and incontinence observed among Parkinson's disease sufferers may start at the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson's risk
Researchers have uncovered a link between higher intake of low-fat dairy products - particularly skim or low-fat milk - and a greater risk of Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Scientists develop noninvasive approach to electrical deep brain stimulation
Scientists have developed a way to stimulate deep inside the brain with electrodes on the scalp, removing the need for invasive surgery to implant them. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease
Most cases of Parkinson's have no known cause, and researchers continue to debate and study possible factors that may contribute to the disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

How do dreams affect brain disorders?
Research provides further insight into the science of dreams. Scientists find that dream dysfunction is an early sign of neurological disorder. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature
A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Biomarkers for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's revealed
A new study finds four biomarkers that may predict if people with Parkinson's disease will have severe cognitive decline within 3 years of diagnosis. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Researchers discover neuronal targets that restore movement in Parkinson's disease model
Researchers working in the lab of Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis, have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's in a dish: Researchers reproduce brain oscillations
Abnormal oscillations in neurons that control movement, which likely cause the tremors that characterize Parkinson's disease, have long been reported in patients with the disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease may begin in the gut
Parkinson's disease may start in the gut, suggest researchers. The neurogenerative disorder is thought to spread via the vagus nerve to the brain. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice
Researchers reveal how an antidepressant and an experimental cancer drug stopped brain cell death in mouse models of dementia and prion disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

A cure for Parkinson's? Replacing damaged brain cells shows promise
Researchers have found a way to transform glial cells into dopamine-producing cells, representing a major advancement in the quest for a Parkinson's cure. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's risk may be higher with hepatitis virus infection
Researchers have found that people infected with hepatitis B or C may be at significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Parkinson's: 2.5 hours of weekly exercise benefits mobility, quality of life
Researchers have found that patients with Parkinson's disease who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly have slower declines in mobility and life quality. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson's disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New research suggests bowel cancer medication could help combat early-onset Parkinson's disease
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to new research by University of... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

'Red hair' gene variant may underlie association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease
A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Parkinson's: 'Genetic switch' may play key role in preserving brain cells
Study finds a genetic switch that controls PINK1 and PARKIN genes, defects in which cause mitchondrial dysfunction seen in some forms of Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Mitochondrial lipids as potential targets in early onset Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers led by Patrik Verstreken (VIB-KU Leuven) have identified an underlying mechanism in early onset Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Alzheimer's may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease
Rutgers scientists say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Blood test may help differentiate Parkinson's from similar diseases
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

'Helper cells' can turn toxic in brain injury and diseases
Astrocytes induced by central nervous system injury and disease normally help repair damage. Now, a study finds some can turn rogue and kill cells instead. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Scientists identify two brain networks influencing how we make decisions
Scientists at the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford have pinpointed two distinct mechanisms in the human brain that control the balance between speed... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients
A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson's diseases. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Both accelerator and brake are required for normal movement
In order to drive a car, you need a good balance between accelerator and brake. The same applies to a part of the brain - the striatum - that controls our movements. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Cell disposal faults could contribute to Parkinson's, study finds
A fault with the natural waste disposal system that helps to keep our brain cell 'batteries' healthy may contribute to neurodegenerative disease, a new study has found. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New PET imaging technique may help monitor neurological disease progression
Olfactory neurons in the nasal cavity are the primary source of our sense of smell. Unlike many types of neurons, olfactory neurons are continuously generated throughout the adult lifespan. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: Could the answer lie in mitochondria of dopamine cells?
Researchers find dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease brains do not protect against aging-related mitochondrial DNA damage as well as in healthy brains. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Rabies viruses reveal wiring in transparent brains
Scientists under the leadership of the University of Bonn have harnessed rabies viruses for assessing the connectivity of nerve cell transplants: coupled with a green fluorescent protein, the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

New way of repurposing drugs could lead to better Parkinson's treatments
By bringing together cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology, researchers at Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's could be treated with shark compound, study suggests
Researchers have found that squalamine - a compound found in the tissue of dogfish sharks - may help prevent the buildup of a Parkinson's-related protein. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, research suggests
People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting the amount of niacin in their diet, according to new research from the University of Leicester. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Mediterranean is the fountain of youth, study claims
The Mediterranean is a haven for lovers of crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed landscapes. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Evolving deep brain stimulation patterns
Duke University biomedical engineers have used computers to " evolve " more effective patterns of electric shocks delivered deep within the brain to treat Parkinson's disease symptoms. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson-like symptoms in welders worsen with more manganese exposure
A study of 886 shipyard and fabrication workers finds that higher exposure to manganese in welding fumes is linked to increase in Parkinson-like symptoms. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news