Promising drug for Parkinson's disease: Study supports fast track to clinical trials
A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson's disease, scientists from the University of Sheffield... (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

Psychologists develop first adult self-assessment for repetitive behaviors in autism
Psychologists from Cardiff University have developed the first self-assessment test designed to help clinicians diagnose autism in adults. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 7, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Could sleeping on one's side reduce risk of Alzheimer's?
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

How the finch changes its tune has implications for humans
UCSF researchers discover mechanism for learning in adult songbirdsLike top musicians, songbirds train from a young age to weed out errors and trim variability from their songs, ultimately... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

NYSCF Global Stem Cell Array (TM) brings precision medicine one step closer to the clinic
NYSCF'S high-throughput robotic platform gives researchers the technology to create thousands of patient-specific stem cells with less variabilityScientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Getting to the bottom of ageing
The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Mechanism behind the lack of effectiveness of certain antagonist drugs discovered
Members of the Consolidated Research Group of Molecular Neurobiology of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB), affiliated with the Centre for... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Brain disease scenarios revised by step-by-step imaging of toxic aggregation
Diseases like Alzheimer's are caused when proteins aggregate and clump together. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease risk 'lowered by diabetes drug'
Diabetes patients treated with glitazone have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggesting the target of the drug could be a fruitful target for the condition. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Diabetes drug may reduce risk of developing Parkinson's disease
Diabetes patients treated with glitazone have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, suggesting the target of the drug could be a fruitful target for the condition. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Class of diabetes medication associated with lower incidence of Parkinson's disease
A class of drugs used to treat diabetes may be associated with protection against Parkinson's disease (PD), according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Dr. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Novel monoclonal antibodies show promise for Alzheimer's disease treatment
Parkinson's disease may also be treated with potential therapyScientists at NYU Langone Medical Center's Center for Cognitive Neurology have evidence that monoclonal antibodies they developed may... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Novel treatments emerging for human mitochondrial diseases
Using existing drugs, such as lithium, to restore basic biological processes in human cells and animal models, researchers may have broken a long-standing logjam in devising effective treatments for... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Study: Virtual research studies feasible
A new pilot study in Parkinson's disease suggests a new era of clinical research which removes the barrier of distance for both scientists and volunteers. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Neuroscientists decipher brain's noisy code
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual testsBy analyzing the signals of individual neurons, neuroscientists have deciphered the code the brain uses to... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease may be treatable with antimalaria drugs
Breakthrough study shows existing malaria drugs directly activate the brain receptor Nurr1 and significantly reduce Parkinson's behavior in rats without inducing dyskinesia. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

NTU scientists discover potential treatment for Parkinson's disease
Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States have found that existing anti-malaria drugs could be... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

High levels of dopamine may lead to increased risk-taking
Boosting levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine can lead to increased risk-taking, according to research published July 8 in the Journal of Neuroscience. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 8, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

NHS England approves routine commissioning for Parkinson's treatment Duodopa
AbbVie welcomes the decision by NHS England to approve Duodopa® (Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel - LCIG) for routine commissioning for the first time and to publish a clinical commissioning... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 6, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Long-term memories are maintained by prion-like proteins
Research from Eric Kandel's lab at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Smartphone app may prevent dangerous freezing of gait in Parkinson's patients
Joint Tel Aviv University/European Union project focuses on major cause of disabilityMany patients in the latter stage of Parkinson's disease are at high risk of dangerous, sometimes fatal, falls. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Solving the next step in the mystery of prions
UAlberta scientists aim to understand how proteins convert from a normal structure to a diseased stateWorking towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Drug discovery for Parkinson's disease: LCSB researchers grow neurons in 3-D
The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New study calls for partnering of Parkinson's disease research community with patient groups to improve effectiveness of clinical trials
Despite an urgent need for new medications, clinical trials in Parkinson's disease (PD) have a relatively low rate of success. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Partnering of PD researchers with patient groups needed to improve effectiveness of clinical trials
Survey of Parkinson's disease researchers, patients, and caregivers discloses strategies for eliminating inherent barriers, as reported in the Journal of Parkinson's DiseaseDespite an urgent need... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain
Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Impact of earlier use of NEUPRO (rotigotine transdermal patch) in Parkinson's disease patients discussed at EAN congress
Results of the post-hoc analysis investigating the impact of 6-month earlier versus postponed initiation of NEUPRO® (rotigotine transdermal patch) in patients with early-stage Parkinson's... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Potential treatment target identified for rare form of diabetes, other disorders
Cell death can trigger numerous diseases, including a rare and severe form of diabetes known as Wolfram syndrome. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

New knowledge: Parkinson's disease may begin in the gut
A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the largest in... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson: risk of illness is one-third lower in coffee consumers
Coffee consumers seem to be better protected against the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease than non-coffee drinkers. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Neurological disease underestimated - experts call for more resources for research and patient care
"The sheer scale and impact of neurological disease in Europe is underestimated and often overlooked. As a specialisation, neurology is under-resourced in many European countries. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Novel approaches in Parkinson`s disease therapy
"There are a number of new treatments in the pipeline and in development that might help to improve our current management of Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's 'a risk factor for most cancers in Taiwan'
A new study has found a link between Parkinson's disease in Taiwanese patients and increased risk of 16 different cancer types, including colorectal, kidney, prostate cancers. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Protein 'comet tails' propel cell recycling process
Several well-known neurodegenerative diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's (ALS), Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's disease, all result in part from a defect in autophagy - one way a cell removes... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Phase III data released for NUPLAZID (pimavanserin) for Parkinson's disease psychosis
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative treatments that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders, have... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

First presentation of data from NEUPRO (rotigotine transdermal patch) Phase 3 study in China announced
UCB has announced efficacy and safety data from a Phase 3 study evaluating NEUPRO® (rotigotine transdermal patch) in the treatment of patients in China with early-stage Parkinson's disease... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 17, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Researchers develop new technique for modeling neuronal connectivity using stem cells
Opens up new avenues of research into human neuronal systems and interconnections, according to Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience reportHuman stem cells can be differentiated to produce... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model, says Pitt study
Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's brain implant approved by FDA
A new implantable brain stimulation device has been given approval for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

FDA approve brain implant for treating symptoms of Parkinson's
A new implantable brain stimulation device has been given approval for reducing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 15, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Naturally occurring genetic variation gives complete resistance in prion diseases
Researchers at the Medical Research Council's Prion Unit have identified a naturally occurring variant of the human prion protein that produces resistance to prion diseases such as... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease Source Type: news

Single protein causes Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy
Several neurodegenerative disorders are caused by aggregates of a single protein known as alpha-synuclein. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 11, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Researchers find speedometer in the brain
Cover story in the journal Neuron: Newly discovered nerve cells trigger locomotion and deliver information on movement velocity to the spatial memory systemsScientists at the German Center for... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

MRI technology reveals deep brain pathways in unprecedented detail
Scientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

UF study shows benefits of multi-tasking on exercise
Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well?A new University of Florida study challenges the notion that multi-tasking causes one or both activities to suffer. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment
People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment (CI) have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes a research review in... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

In diabetic rats a poor diet can cause Alzheimer's or Parkinson
For several years a researcher fed rodents in his laboratory a diet with a high caloric content and high glucose concentrations, which caused them diabetes, and by scientifically assessing what... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Scorpion venom has toxic effects against cancer cells
In the venom from the Centruroides tecomanus scorpion from Colima, south-west state of Mexico, over a hundred proteins have been found and identified a "possible" toxic effect against cancer cells... (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - May 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news