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Parkinson's: Sniff test could predict risk up to a decade earlier
New study suggests that a test of olfaction could determine a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease up to 10 years before a diagnosis. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Antidepressants could delay Parkinson's progression
Nortriptyline - a tricyclic antidepressant - can prevent the formation of toxic brain clusters associated with Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Compound regulates genetic risk factor in Parkinson's disease
Suchi Mittal and colleagues have identified beta-2 adrenergic receptor ( β2AR) agonists as compounds that can reduce levels of the alpha-synuclein gene, which has been implicated in increased risk... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells
One of the last steps before treating patients with an experimental cell therapy for the brain is confirmation that the therapy works in monkeys. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Asthma drugs may cut risk by a third
A study including cell cultures, experiments in mice, and an overview of more than 100 million prescriptions shows asthma drugs lower Parkinson's risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Altered bacterial communities in the gut could be an indicator for Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 1, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Why a diabetes drug could help in Parkinson's disease
Using cell cultures, German researchers show how the drug may regulate the energy balance in damaged body cells. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Stem cells restore nerve function in monkeys
Scientists have created dopaminergic neurons from human stem cells and implanted them in monkeys with Parkinson's, restoring their nerve function. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Why a diabetes drug could help in Parkinson's disease
Using cell cultures, German researchers show how the drug may regulate the energy balance in damaged body cells. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Stem cells restore nerve function in monkeys
Scientists have created dopaminergic neurons from human stem cells and implanted them in monkeys with Parkinson's, restoring their nerve function. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Telemedicine as effective as in-person care for Parkinson's disease
New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson's disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can successfully deliver quality... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: 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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: 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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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

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