Sunflowers and Santa Claus: Guardian writers and readers on how their first memory changed them
Our earliest memory can shape our lives, but new research suggests that many are false. Here, writers and readers reflect on their earliest recollectionsIt starts as a dreamy state of dizzying vertigo, and then I rattle, headfirst, down the wooden stairs. Falling down the white-painted (I think), definitely uncarpeted stairs of our first house is my first memory, and I must have been around two. But is it real? A new study suggests not, and if you can remember lying in your pram/taking your first steps/having your nappy changed, then you are almost certainly wrong, too.In a survey of more than 6,600 people, published in Ps...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner, Polly Toynbee, Remona Aly, Stephen Moss, Jess Cartner-Morley, Hadley Freeman, Hannah Jane Parkinson, John Crace, Hugh Muir, Sarah Phillips, Anne Perkins and Poppy Noor Simon Hattenstone Tags: Memory Science Source Type: news

Can AI stop ALS, Parkinson's? This startup has 32 million new reasons to try
DFJ, a WuXi AppTech venture fund and others are sold on the startup's work at the intersection of biology, chemistry and computer science. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

UA clinical trial to repurpose ketamine for Parkinson's patients
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A decades-old drug known as ketamine is being repurposed to potentially help Parkinson's patients in a new clinical trial at the UA College of Medicine -- Tucson. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis for Concussion; Prodromal MS; Rising Parkinson's Numbers
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Preclinical PET sheds light on Parkinson's abnormalities
Data collected from preclinical PET scans of rhesus macaque monkeys eventually...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET imaging could help personalize cancer treatment Michael J. Fox Foundation launches $2M PET tracer prize FDG-PET predicts survival in Parkinsonian syndrome IDEAS study to explore amyloid PET and Alzheimer's PET imaging shows promise with Parkinson's (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- Vitamin D does little to defend your brain against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease, a new review shows. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 70 studies. " Our work counters an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can AI stop ALS, Parkinson's? This startup has 32 million new reasons to try
DFJ, a WuXi AppTech venture fund and others are sold on the San Francisco startup's work at the intersection of biology, chemistry and computer science. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Imaging method reveals Parkinson's heart damage, possible treatment
Researchers found a possible treatment for heart damage cause by Parkinson's, after finding that an imaging method could reveal and allow for treatment evaluation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biotech Entrepreneur, 29, Raises $32 Million To Use AI To Develop Drugs For Parkinson's, ALS
Alice Zhang was a graduate student at UCLA when she decided that there was a tremendous opportunity to speed up the process of drug development. " We could start taking the guesswork out of drug discovery. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Researchers trace Parkinson's damage in the heart
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson's researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Native state is fortunate trap in the journey of protein to its destination, fibril state
(Bentham Science Publishers) Arranging into well-organized fibrillar aggregate, commonly known as amyloid fibril is an inherent property of any polypeptide chain. Amyloid fibrils are associated with a number of severe human pathologies like the Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes and many more. This review article includes the recent studies of identification and characterization of possible conformations of proteins which can act as aggregation precursor state (APS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The secret sulfate code that lets the bad Tau in
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered details of how cells invite inside corrupted proteins that can turn normal proteins corrupt, leading to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Understanding the molecular details of how these proteins spread from cell to cell could lead to therapies to halt disease progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer's
Systematic review of clinical studies finds no robust evidence that vitamin D protects the brain against diseases such as Alzheimer's, MS, and Parkinson's. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - July 12, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Research: Vitamin D doesn't protect patients from brain-related disorders
Vitamin D unlikely protectd people from several brain-related disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D no defense against dementia
(University of Adelaide) New research from South Australian scientists has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or other brain-related disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boxing helps me fight off the pain of Parkinson’s
Chantell Calderbank is one of a growing number of sufferers who are taking up the sport to combat symptoms of the disease which now affects about 145,000 in the UK, says LAURA MILNE BOXING icon Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease at the age of 42, three years after he retired from the ring. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Help, my wife can't stop burping! Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on excessive gas and the devastation of being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael J. Fox: Parkinson's "sucks"
The Emmy-winning actor talks with Jane Pauley about how, at age 29, he received his diagnosis of Parkinson's, and how the Michael J. Fox Foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars and helped launch an online study to aid researchers in developing vastly-improved therapies for the degenerative disease. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michael J. Fox on his fight against Parkinson's
Actor Michael J. Fox is known to millions for the "Back to the Future" films and the TV series "Family Ties" and "Spin City." But for the past two decades it's been his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his search for a cure, that may have generated the most attention. Looking back, he tells anchor Jane Pauley that sharing his battle publicly and joining with others to raise money has been "one of the great gifts of my life." He has launched an online study to help researchers develop new therapies for the disease. (This story was originally broadcast on October 29, 2017.) (Source...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seaweed prevents Parkinson's disease, according to new study
(Natural News) Research has shown that certain seaweeds have the potential to prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the ability of antioxidant-rich seaweeds to protect brain cells from the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA, also known as oxidopamine), a chemical used to simulate Parkinson’s disease. In the study, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complex brain circuitry revealed using new single-cell sequencing technology
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Researchers at TGen and Circuit Therapeutics Inc. are studying the brain's striatum, which not only is responsible for controlling how we move, but also contributes to the brain's decision-making and the initiation of action. Nearly 95 percent of the cells that make up the striatum are known as medium spiny neurons (MSN), which is associated with many psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, schizophrenia, drug addition and ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Amazingly protective' drug may STOP the progression of Parkinson's
Parkinson's strikes 120,000 patients in the UK and one million in the US. It gradually destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a fishy diet block Parkinson’s? DR ROSEMARY answers your health questions
Q: CAN eating oily fish block the onset of Parkinson ’s disease? It runs in my family and I want to prevent it happening to me. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuropharmacologist Arvid Carlsson Dies at 95
The Nobel laureate’s discoveries led to a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Experimental drug stops Parkinson's disease progression in mice
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson's disease itself -- as well as its symptoms -- in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How We Underestimate the Arts in Long-Term Care
We need an ongoing focus on nonpharmacological approaches for effective interdisciplinary care in the post-acute and long-term care setting. From Parkinson ’s disease to dementia care, a mere focus on medications cannot lead to the results we seek. Research has shown that interdisciplinary strategies based on the arts may provide an innovative answer to the need for high-quality care. The ability of the arts to connect individuals of all ages, profes sional and ethnic backgrounds, and diverse cultures make them a natural approach for revolutionizing care in various geriatric settings. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Basting Tags: Innovation in PA/LTC Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Deep brain stimulation 'slows Parkinson's progression'
A recently published study finds that deep brain stimulation, used in early-stage Parkinson's disease, could slow the progression of tremor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Deep brain stimulation 'slows Parkinson's progression'
A recently published study finds that deep brain stimulation, used in early-stage Parkinson's disease, could slow the progression of tremor. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

DBS Shows Promise in Early-Stage Parkinson's
(MedPage Today) -- Findings in pilot study suggest rest tremor progression may be slowed (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - June 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Neurologic-focused digital therapeutics group MedRhythms raises $5m
Early stage medtech company MedRhythms said today it raised $5.3 million in a Series A round of financing to help support its platform intended to use neurologic interventions to measure and improve walking. The Portland, Maine-based company said it initially intended to raise $4 million, but found “substantial interest” and ended up netting extra funds. MedRhythms added that it has already closed $5 million from the round. Funds will support continued development and a potential launch of MedRhythm’s digital therapeutics platform intended to aid individuals with neurologic injuries and diseases and impro...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Neurological medrhythms Source Type: news

Genetic material may help with early Alzheimer's detection
New research has found that snippets of genetic material called microRNA can help detect neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's may soon be treated with blood pressure drug
New research shows that isradipine protects the neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings pave the way for human trials. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's may soon be treated with blood pressure drug
New research shows that isradipine protects the neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. The findings pave the way for human trials. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 29, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, study finds
A study by University College London found playing a noise determines how big people think they are, which could benefit people suffering from anorexia, as well as Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBS treatment may slow the progression of Parkinson's tremor in early-stage patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may slow the progression of tremor for early-stage Parkinson's disease patients, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released in the June 29 online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Signs and symptoms revealed - are you at risk?
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms affect about 127,000 people in the UK, but how do you know if you’re at risk of Parkinson’s? Signs and symptoms of the brain condition revealed, including tremors and slow movement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biochemists follow clues toward Alzheimer's, cancer, longevity
(Rice University) The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant for Rice University scientists to investigate a biochemical domino effect that may be involved in diseases and conditions ranging from Alzheimer's and cancer to Parkinson's and age-related muscle atrophy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How the office org chart in your brain helps to organize your actions
(Salk Institute) Salk scientists discover how learned behaviors are organized and controlled by different brain cell types, offering insight into Parkinson's, OCD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

' Promising' Preliminary Results for Antibody in Parkinson's'Promising' Preliminary Results for Antibody in Parkinson's
An early clinical trial of a monoclonal antibody targeting what could be an underlying cause of Parkinson's disease has shown some encouraging results, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Using virtual environments to assess visual perception judgements in patients with Parkinson's disease - Ou YK, Lin CH, Fang CW, Liu YC.
In this study, two simulation experiments were conducted to determine the difference in visual perception judgement abi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

This young entrepreneur has 100,000 reasons to delay college
Not every high school grad is encouraged to take a couple of years before going to college by one of the biggest names in tech entrepreneurship. Of course, not every high school student develops an app that can help diagnose Parkinson ’s disease. Recent high school West grad Erin Smith was named one of 20 Thiel Fellows. The Thiel Foundation program encourages young entrepreneurs to turn big ideas into companies instead of attending college, according to a release. As a fellow, Smith will receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Exploring approaches to child welfare in contexts of domestic violence and abuse: family group conferences - Rogers M, Parkinson K.
This article sets out to explore service provision for families affected by domestic violence and abuse. For most families where there are child protection concerns, there are possibilities for intervention from child welfare agencies and domestic abuse se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"The whole perimeter is difficult": Parkinson's disease and the conscious experience of walking in everyday environments - Parry R, Buttelli O, Riff J, Sellam N, Vidailhet M, Welter ML, Lalo E.
This study sought to characterize the way patients with Parkinson's disease consciously perceive and respond to their surroundings while walking in everyday situations. METHOD: A qualitative research program designed around an ecological d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Immune-suppressing drugs linked to lower risk of Parkinson ’s disease
An analysis of prescription data showed that older adults who take certain drugs that suppress the immune system were less likely to develop Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Sweating during hot weather could be a sign of disease
PARKINSON ’S disease has several major symptoms, one of which is excessive sweating. With the UK hit by a heatwave this week, how do you know if your sweat is a sign of Parkinson’s or just a reaction to soaring temperatures? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peter Thiel gives young KC entrepreneur 100,000 reasons to delay college
Not every high school grad is encouraged to take a couple of years before going to college by one of the biggest names in tech entrepreneurship. Of course, not every high school student develops an app that can help diagnose Parkinson ’s disease. Recent Shawnee Mission West grad Erin Smith was named one of 20 Thiel Fellows. The Thiel Foundation program encourages young entrepreneurs to turn big ideas into companies instead of attending college, according to a release. As a fellow, Smith will receive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Even low-level exposure to pesticides increases your risk of Parkinson's
(Natural News) We all know that pesticide exposure is bad, whether it comes from the food you eat or you happen to live or work on a farm. You might think you can get away with a few non-organic fruits here and there or that a couple hours working on the farm won’t be enough... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New nuclear medicine technique could help tackle brain disease
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A new molecular imaging method can monitor the success of gene therapy in all areas of the brain, potentially allowing physicians to more effectively tackle brain conditions such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. The research was presented today at the SNMMI 2018 Annual Meeting, June 23-26 in Philadelphia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news