Alzheimer's may be a collection of diseases that should be treated separately
It is essential to carefully characterize and classify the mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer's disease, in order to allow for the development of novel therapies that can be prescribed according to... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Possible new explanation for ALS
University of Toronto researchers discover RNA-binding proteins play important role. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Breaking the mold: Untangling the jelly-like properties of diseased proteins
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a new property of essential proteins which, when it malfunctions, can cause the build up, or 'aggregation', of misshaped proteins and lead to... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

42 weeks post NTCELL implant: Data shows treatment has stopped the progression of Parkinson's in study patients
The four patients who took part in Living Cell Technologies Limited's Phase I/IIa clinical study of NTCELL(R) for Parkinson's disease have all reached the milestone of 42 weeks post-implant. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Three-minute test detects common form of dementia that's hard to diagnose
FAU neuroscientist develops Lewy Body Composite Risk ScoreAlthough Lewy Body disease (LBD) is the second-most-common degenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, it's not exactly a household... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Woman who sniffs out Parkinson's inspires new study
By sniffing worn t-shirts, a 65-year-old British woman was able to detect which people had Parkinson's disease with 100% accuracy, inspiring further investigation. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Skin odour could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson's
A study has been launched to identify small molecules secreted by the skin that are believed to emit a subtle but unique scent in people in the early stages of Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Researchers develop drug delivery technique to bypass blood-brain barrier
Breakthrough could help countless patients with neurological conditions that are currently hard to treatResearchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Boston University have... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New study provides insights into potential treatment of severe pain in Parkinson's disease with prolonged-release oxycodone/naloxone
A study published today in The Lancet Neurology has provided important insights into the analgesic effects of prolonged release oxycodone/naloxone (OXN PR) for Parkinson's disease patients with... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Gene could hold key to treating Parkinson's disease
Researchers at King's College London have identified a new gene linked to nerve function, which could provide a treatment target for 'switching off' the gene in people with neurodegenerative diseases... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New evidence on how deep brain stimulation works
Deep brain stimulation is known to treat the symptoms of stiffness, slow movement, and tremor in people with Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Mechanism that 'melts' protein clumps may lead to new Parkinson's treatments
Scientists are making progress on finding a molecular way to break down or block the formation of Lewy bodies - brain protein clumps associated with Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Researchers close in on a blood test for Alzheimer's disease
Early detection presents new opportunities to slow or perhaps even halt disease progressionResearchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, risk of addiction
According to new research in rat models, nicotine use over time increases the speed that codeine is converted into morphine within the brain, by increasing the amount of a specific enzyme. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Man walks again as cancer drug is trialled for Parkinson's
Nilotinib, a drug used to treat leukemia, has been trialled with success on a small group with Parkinson's and Lewy body dementia, improving cognitive ability and biomarkers (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Antibody test could detect Alzheimer's at preventable stage
A new test for antibodies could make it possible to detect Alzheimer's and other diseases at a stage early enough to preempt, delay or prevent them. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

New technology discovered for brain repair: Chemical transformation of human glial cells into neurons
For the first time, researchers have used a cocktail of small molecules to transform human brain cells, called astroglial cells, into functioning neurons for brain repair. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Biochemists uncover structure of cellular memory mechanism
Calcium channel controls thought, movement and metabolismCalcium is a crucial element in the body that controls thought, movement and other bodily functions. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Possible new treatment for neurodegenerative diseases found
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that a well-established anti-epileptic drug could also be used as a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New field of application for versatile helper: Alzheimer medication
Small heat shock protein as model for Alzheimer medicationThis is a space-filling model of alphaB crystallin. The hexameric subunit is indicated in color. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Immune gene prevents Parkinson's disease and dementia
An estimated seven to ten million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD), which is an incurable and progressive disease of the nervous system affecting movement and cognitive... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Diet supplement keeps circadian clock from slowing down in aging mice
Falling levels of polyamines, compounds present in all living cells, cause circadian rhythms to slow down in older mice, reports a study published October 8 in Cell Metabolism. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 9, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Unexpected connections: Calcium refill mechanisms in nerve cells affects gene expression
Researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, identify new roles for calcium refill mechanisms in regulating dopamine in the brainThese are dopaminergic neuron clusters (green) of... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Breakthrough for electrode implants in the brain
For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time ... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Lack of D1 receptor leads to slowness of movements in Parkinson's disease
Dopamine transmission mediated by D1 receptors is essential for information flow through the basal ganglia to control movementsDopamine deficiency in the basal ganglia (a set of subcortical... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Finches provide clues for Huntington's disease
Finches have been used to investigate how genetic mutation causes speech impairment in Huntington's disease, with possible implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Huntingtons Disease Source Type: news

An accessible approach to making a mini-brain
If you need a working miniature brain -- say for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or to experiment with how stem cells work -- a new paper describes how to build one with what the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Study offers insight on how a new class of antidepressants works
A new class of drugs under development to treat depression has shown some success by targeting brain cells' ability to respond to the chemical messenger glutamate. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - October 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Antipsychotics increase risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis
Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of death in people with Parkinson's disease psychosis (PDP), according to a new study led by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology ... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New technique negotiates neuron jungle to target source of Parkinson's disease
Researchers from Imperial College London and Newcastle University believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Scientists map Parkinson's spread in brain
Using an unprecedented amount of data, scientists show that the pattern of atrophy in Parkinson's disease spreads from cell to cell along brain networks - like a prion disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Rapamycin prevents Parkinson's in mouse model of incurable neurodegenerative disease
Rapamycin, an FDA-approved drug that extends lifespan in several species, prevented Parkinson's disease (PD) in middle-age mice that were genetically fated to develop the incurable... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

UNC smart cells teach neurons damaged by Parkinson's to heal themselves
Scientists at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are creating white blood cells that teach brain cells to heal the damage caused by degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson's... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Major complication of Parkinson's therapy explained
Researchers have discovered why long-term use of L-DOPA (levodopa), the most effective treatment for Parkinson's disease, commonly leads to a movement problem called dyskinesia, a side effect that... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Vision testing an effective tool for detecting concussion on the sidelines
Review article finds a test of rapid number naming detected concussion 86 percent of the time among youth, collegiate and professional athletesA timed vision test that involves rapidly reading... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

External brain stimulation temporarily improves motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's
People with Parkinson's disease (PD) tend to slow down and decrease the intensity of their movements even though many retain the ability to move more quickly and forcefully. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Another way urate may protect against Parkinson's disease identified
A study from members of the research team investigating whether increasing blood levels of the antioxidant urate can slow the progression of Parkinson's disease has found that the neuroprotective... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Magnetic stimulation effective in helping Parkinson's patients walk
About 50% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience freezing of gait (FOG), an inability to move forward while walking. This can affect not only mobility but also balance. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease may be result of 'brain cell burnout'
Scientists suggest Parkinson's disease may be the result of brain cells that require a high amount of energy to control movement exhausting themselves and dying prematurely. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Future Science OA explores current research into protein misfolding diseases
Special issue of Future Science OA examines amyloid aggregation, the causes of protein misfolding diseases, and the future of therapyFuture Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

UF researchers find memory problems in some people with Parkinson's disease
Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently-diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash and Parkinson's may result when they don't
Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don't connect, it appears to contribute to development of... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Safinamide in Parkinson disease: No hint of added benefit
Relevant study data were not considered / analyses in the dossier were incomplete regarding serious side effects in the comparator therapy, long-term data and other aspectsSafinamide (trade name... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Retinal changes may serve as measures of brain pathology in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is associated with structural and functional alterations of the visual system, including specific structural changes in the eye. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub scientists visualize critical part of basal ganglia pathways
Breakthrough could help see pathways that degenerate with Parkinson's and Huntingdon's diseaseCertain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Stanford engineers develop a wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice
A miniature device that combines optogenetics - using light to control the activity of the brain - with a newly developed technique for wirelessly powering implanted devices is the first fully... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Sequestered prion protein takes the good mood away, suggests new hypothesis on depression
The discovery of antidepressant drugs in the 1950s led to the first biochemical hypothesis of depression, known as the monoamine hypothesis. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Depression Source Type: news

PINK1 protein crucial for removing broken-down energy reactors
NIH study suggests potential new pathway to target for treating ALS and other diseasesCells are powered by tiny energy reactors called mitochondria. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins
Using a new approach to focus on relevant molecules, scientists discover two gene-regulating proteins that appear to protect neurons most affected by Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's could be slowed with existing drug
A drug that has been used for decades to treat liver disease could be used to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers testing the drug on fruit flies. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news