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ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

What causes your lip to twitch?
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - March 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: Why do brain cells die?
A new study has shown that a mitochondrial molecule called cardiolipin helps to correctly fold alpha-synuclein protein, whose incorrectly folded forms are found in Lewy bodies. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 28, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?
A new study suggests that checking alpha-synuclein levels in tear samples may serve as a noninvasive test for Parkinson's disease before symptoms appear. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's
Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?
A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: Boosting dopamine promotes movement
A study with insights for Parkinson's finds that the brain uses a burst of dopamine, not a steady level, to initiate movement and maintain its vigor. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - February 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Parkinson's: How a 'bad' enzyme might protect the brain
Reduced levels of a mitochondrial enzyme were previously thought to destroy neurons in Parkinson's disease. The opposite may, in fact, be the case. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is Parkinsonism?
Parkinsonism is a condition that causes some symptoms of Parkinson ’s disease alongside those of another disorder. We also look at diagnosis and treatment. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Is Parkinson's disease passed on through genetics?
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is atypical Parkisonism?
In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is early-onset Parkinson's disease?
Learn all about early-onset Parkinson ’s disease, when the disease occurs before the age of 50. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Could measuring blood caffeine catch Parkinson's early?
Researchers investigate the potential of a new test in providing an early Parkinson's diagnosis. Could blood caffeine levels be a marker of the disease? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 4, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What you should know about bradykinesia
A look at bradykinesia, a condition where a person finds it difficult to move their body quickly on demand. Included are details on diagnosis and outlook. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - January 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms
While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells
Scientists have gained insights into how toxic proteins disrupt healthy cell membranes in a process that leads to brain cell death in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Regular high-intensity exercise may stall Parkinson's symptoms
Results of a phase II clinical trial suggest that high-intensity exercise may help to delay the progression of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

All you need to know about akinesia
A look at akinesia, a condition where a person cannot move their muscles as they wish. Included is detail on the difference between akinesia and dyskinesia (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

What is the definition of akinesia?
A look at akinesia, a condition where a person cannot move their muscles as they wish. Included is detail on the difference between akinesia and dyskinesia (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?
REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Could a high-calorie diet increase lifespan?
Weight loss within a year of a Parkinson's diagnosis may raise the risk of dementia and shorten lifespan, say researchers. Could a high-calorie diet help? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Neurodegeneration: New cell death mechanism revealed
New research uncovers the mechanism by which brain cells die in neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed
Scientists use cutting-edge technology to show how Lewy body dementia affects more than 1 million synapses, the tiny connections between neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?
A look at the link between Parkinson ’s disease and depression. Included is detail on what the symptoms are and the treatments available. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found
Groundbreaking research forces us to reconsider what we know about the origin of Parkinson's symptoms; new findings could change treatment practices. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug
Carbidopa, commonly used together with L-Dopa to treat Parkinson's disease, was found to stop tumor growth in mice and human cancer lines. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Source Type: news

Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28 percent, study finds
Glitazones - a class of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes - could lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by more than a quarter. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Can coffee help to treat Parkinson's? Not likely
Following up on a previous study, researchers find that caffeine is unlikely to improve movement symptoms for patients with Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 28, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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