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

Liver disease drug could slow Parkinson's disease
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

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