Hepatitis C may raise risk for Parkinson's
A new study by researchers from Taiwan found patients infected with hepatitis C virus were 30% more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those without hepatitis. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Drexel's brain imaging technology offers new approach for studying Parkinsonian syndromes
Using a portable device developed at Drexel University, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified differences in brain activation patterns associated with postural... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

The case of the sticky protein
Interdisciplinary team puts together clues to better sense surface hydrophobicity.Proteins are like a body's in-house Lego set. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Stem cells likely to be safe for use in regenerative medicine, study confirms
Cambridge researchers have found the strongest evidence to date that human pluripotent stem cells -- cells that can give rise to all tissues of the body -- will develop normally once transplanted... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

New drug that protects dopamine cells raises treatment hope for Parkinson's
A mouse study shows how a novel drug can alter immune responses so they protect instead of attack dopamine-producing cells, loss of which leads to Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance could help find drugs for some of the most intractable diseases
Amyloid diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and type-2 diabetes pose a particular problem for drug designers because they do not present a clear target structure to aim at. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Putin's unusual walk: KGB or Parkinson's?
Vladimir Putin and top Russian officials have a distinct gait. Studies into its origin might add a note of caution for the early diagnosis of Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Designing an epidemiologic study of neurologic disorders in Gulf War vets
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requested that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conduct a study to respond to Public Law 110-389 to determine the incidence... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 14, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

How eating herbs could boost your brain
Researchers found the flavonoid apigenin - found in thyme, parsley and other plants and herbs - boosts formation of human cells and strengthens their connections. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Signaling from dysfunctional mitochondria induces a distinct type of senescence
Finding provides alternative explanation for the free-radical theory of aging and suggests new role for mitochondria in affecting physiology. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New clues to halting nerve degeneration
A discovery into the mechanisms which lead to degeneration and loss of communication among neuron cells - the cells controlling function in the brain and nervous system - could potentially lead to... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Stanford scientists reveal brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation
Adjusting a specific deep-brain circuit's firing frequency immediately and dramatically alters rats' forebrain activity and alertness levels, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Could pesticide in milk contribute to Parkinson's disease?
Heptachlor epoxide, a pesticide used until the 1980s, found its way into milk in some places. Men who drank more milk at the time may have a higher incidence of Parkinson's traits. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach
Parkinson's disease researchers discover a way to reprogram the genome.For decades, the elusive holy grail in Parkinson's disease research has been finding a way to repair faulty dopamine neurons... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Protecting the brain from Parkinson's disease
Researchers help the brain make GM1 ganglioside, a protective substance that is diminished in the brains of Parkinson's patients. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Neural devices and ethical questions, cesarean delivery, e-cigarettes in health care settings, and more in the Hastings Center Report
Engineering the Brain: Ethical Issues and the Introduction of Neural Devices Eran Klein, Tim Brown, Matthew Sample, Anjali R. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Yet another role for aspirin?
Salicylic acid and derivatives could help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's by binding to GAPDH and preventing it from entering nuclei, causing cell death. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Stem cell study paves the way for patient therapies
Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic make-up suggests. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

York research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson's
New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Slower aging may protect cells in the brain from Parkinson's disease
Humans have long sought to reduce the effects of aging. Now, there may be another reason to continue searching for ways to slow the clock--preventing Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

First-of-kind dopamine measurements in human brain reveal insights into how we learn
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists measure dopamine signals in Parkinson's patients. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration
Intriguing exception to pattern of infection leading to neuro-disease.The connections are still obscure, but mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune system, and... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Brainstem 'stop neurons' make us halt when we walk
A population of 'stop cells' in the brainstem is essential for the ability of mice to stop their locomotion, according to a new study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Secrets of dark proteome
Proteins are often referred to as the building blocks of life, and make up about 15 per cent of the mass of the average person, performing a wide variety of essential functions in the body. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

New strategy reduces side effects in Parkinson's treatment
Uncontrolled movements dramatically reduced with novel drug lead.In an international study, Northwestern Medicine scientists and colleagues have identified a novel strategy for reducing the side... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

VIB research presents new insights in the search for treatments for neurological diseases
A team of researchers led by professor Patrik Verstreken (VIB/KU Leuven) has exposed the fine details of a mechanism that provides more insight in the communication between neurons. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: A new tool for healthcare professionals aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment
A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Discovery: Molecular mechanism at root of familial amyloidosis and other diseases
A team of local researchers has proposed a molecular mechanism that may be responsible for the development of life-threatening diseases called amyloidoses. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 13, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Pharnext's pleodrug PXT-864 demonstrates positive effects in Parkinson's disease
Pharnext SAS has announced the publication of positive preclinical results in Nature's Scientific Reports for its pleodrug PXT-864 in Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Does alcohol consumption affect the risk for Parkinson's disease?
For many years, researchers have been investigating whether there are any associations between Parkinson's disease (PD) and lifestyle choices such as smoking and coffee and alcohol consumption. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Gaucher disease may protect against Parkinson's disease-related color visual impairment
Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients have a five-fold greater risk of carrying genetic mutations in the β-glucocerebrosidase gene (GBA), which are commonly associated with Gaucher disease (GD). (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

How a mutant worm's reaction to a foul smell could lead to new disease treatment avenues
Researchers' quest to understand a worm's strange behavior yields important information on dopamine receptor signaling.Several years ago, University at Buffalo biologists noticed something odd. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Macular degeneration may be treatable with Parkinson's drug
A study that mined a vast reservoir of data suggests L-DOPA - a drug frequently prescribed for Parkinson's patients - may be used to prevent and delay macular degeneration. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Lewy body dementia: unrecognized and misdiagnosed
Robin Williams' widow Susan recently revealed that Lewy body dementia was responsible for her husband's death. We take an in-depth look at this common, yet unrecognized disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Gait difficulties in Parkinson's linked to new blood vessels in brain
Despite medication, many Parkinson's patients have balance and walking difficulties. Researchers suggest this could be due to unwanted formation of new blood vessels in the brain. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 5, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

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