Medication status and dual-tasking on turning strategies in Parkinson disease - Adamson MB, Gilmore G, Stratton TW, Baktash N, Jog MS.
BACKGROUND: Parkinson disease (PD) patients have turning impairments that may increase fall risk. Clinics lack specialized kinematic equipment used in gait and turn analysis and require a simple method to evaluate fall risk and advise patients in turning s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What role do brain lipids play in Parkinson's disease?
Researchers studying the connection between lipids and toxic protein levels have uncovered a new potential therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- There is no correlation between urate and blood pressure (BP) in mice or among patients with early Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a study published in the November issue of EBioMedicine. Xiqun Chen, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Parkinson's disease drug target revealed through study of fatty acids
The human brain is rich in lipids. Investigators studying Parkinson's disease (PD) have become increasingly interested in lipids since both molecular and genetic studies have pointed to the disruption of the balance of the brain's lipids as a potentially critical contributor to this disease. Beginning in yeast and moving through various model organisms and human cells, a new study led by investigators from (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
(Penn State) Combining low doses of a toxic herbicide with sugar-binding proteins called lectins may trigger Parkinsonism -- symptoms typical of Parkinson's disease like body tremors and slowing of body motions -- after the toxin travels from the stomach to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Biologists show inner workings of cellular 'undertaker'
(Scripps Research Institute) One of a cell's most important responsibilities is to break down and recycle proteins that are no longer needed or endanger the cell. This task is carried out by a cellular nanomachine called the proteasome. Scientists from Scripps Research deciphered how the proteasome converts energy into mechanical motion that untangles and unfolds proteins for destruction. The findings, published in Science, could help us understand how proteasomes keep diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's at bay (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yumanity Therapeutics announces publication of paper in Cell Reports
(W2O Group) Yumanity Therapeutics, a company focused on discovering transformative therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the publication of study results describing a potential new target for therapeutic intervention in Parkinson's disease and other related disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut health plays a primary role in the onset of Parkinson's disease
(Natural News) Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects one’s motor functions. The onset of Parkinson’s starts with mild symptoms of barely noticeable tremors, feelings of stiffness and slowed movement. It gradually becomes more and more debilitating as time passes. However, a recent study has found that gut health may be linked to the onset of Parkinson’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carnosine, a natural compound, slows down (and even HALTS) brain tissue damage
(Natural News) One of the things that people fear as they get older is the possibility that they would develop neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s alone is expected to reach 14 million by 2050. This statistic is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
(University of Eastern Finland) Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds. 4.6 percent of all hip surgery patients and 10 percent of total hip replacement surgery patients experienced surgical complications within three months following their surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits
In a new study, gene therapy did not change the abnormal brain circuitry of Parkinson's disease. Instead, it essentially rewired a small area of the brain, to partially compensate for the faulty circuitry, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: How drinking TEA could lower risk of condition symptoms
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by adding this drink to your daily breakfast routine. Do you have this beverage every morning? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic may slow or prevent Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, study says
A new antibiotic could bring hope to people suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Forms New Polysynaptic Pathways in Parkinson's
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- For patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) undergoing gene therapy, new polysynaptic functional pathways develop in the brain, according to a study published in the Nov. 28 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Martin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- An experimental gene therapy for Parkinson's disease seems to work by rewiring key areas of the brain, a new study finds. The researchers focused on 15 Parkinson's patients who, in an earlier trial, had received... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tragedy of boy, 2, suffering from rare childhood 'Parkinson's mixed with Alzheimer's' disease
L éo Vauclare, from Paris, France, was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in June. The disease will rob him of his speech and mobility - and kill him before he's a teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical trial will explore how Sensoria's smart socks can help Parkinson's patients
The 100-patient study is a collaboration between Sensoria, the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Neuroscience Research Australia.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Researchers offer guidance on monitoring Parkinson ’s with wearable sensors, machine learning
The exploratory study suggests that only a single sensor attached to the hand is necessary to collect the necessary data for automated symptom detection.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New brain region 'could be what makes humans unique'
Using modern imaging techniques, a neurologist specializing in mapping the human brain has just discovered a previously unknown brain region. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

The couple who say being diagnosed with Parkinson's in their 40s was ‘the best thing'
Entrepreneur Jason Batup, 47, from Hampshire - who was first diagnosed  in 2012 - met fellow sufferer Martha Hollie, 41, in a support group for the neurological condition in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This is how your brain predicts future events
The brain can react appropriately to differently situations partly because it can anticipate results based on cues it receives. But how does this happen? (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) for a falls intervention in Parkinson's: a Delphi study - Henderson EJ, Morgan GS, Amin J, Gaunt DM, Ben-Shlomo Y.
BACKGROUND: Falls are common in Parkinson's disease so any intervention that reduced falls risk would be of value. One potential intervention is the use of cholinesterase inhibitor (ChEi) drugs. OBJECTIVE: To establish the minimum clinically import... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The couple who say being diagnosed with Parkinson's in their 40s was ‘the best thing'
Entrepreneur Jason Batup, 47, from Hampshire - who was first diagnosed in 2012 - met fellow sufferer Martha Hollie, 41, in a support group for the neurological condition in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day
A generic direct-to-consumer test box With Black Friday advertised low prices, are you purchasing Ancestry.com or 23andMe for all your relatives? If so, you soon may be one of the estimated 100 million consumers who will have direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by 2021.1 With improved technology and increased profits, consumer-directed companies promote easy and affordable tests for both ancestry and health information. However, both the general public and the health care provider community need to be aware of the potential utility and limitations of such tests. According to the Centers for Disease Cont...
Source: The Cornflower - November 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health From the GMR Source Type: news

Humans have two internal 'clocks' can predict the FUTURE
New research from the University of California, Berkeley, discovered the 'clocks' after experts studied the accuracy of anticipatory timing amid people with Parkinson ’s disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KC-area native lands on Forbes' 30 Under 30 health care list
Erin Smith is only 18 years old, but she's already making a name for herself in the health care industry.   The Lenexa resident has continued to rack up wins for FacePrint, a diagnostic technology she created to help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier. Her latest accolade is landing on "Forbes' 30 under 30 Healthcare" list, where she's the youngest by four years. The list recognizes rising entrepren eurs across the U.S. and Canada.  Smith's technology uses a computer and webcam, along with machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

KC-area native lands on Forbes' 30 Under 30 health care list
Erin Smith is only 18 years old, but she's already making a name for herself in the health care industry.   The Lenexa resident has continued to rack up wins for FacePrint, a diagnostic technology she created to help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier. Her latest accolade is landing on "Forbes' 30 under 30 Healthcare" list, where she's the youngest by four years. The list recognizes rising entrepren eurs across the U.S. and Canada.  Smith's technology uses a computer and webcam, along with machine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

A new smart balance rehabilitation system technology platform: development and preliminary assessment of the Smarter Balance System for home-based balance rehabilitation for individuals with Parkinson ’s disease - Fung A, Lai EC, Lee BC.
Physical and balance rehabilitation programs have been shown to improve postural stability and balance performance and to be more effective than dopaminergic medication and surgical treatments for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). This paper descr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New neurology studies a 'wakeup call' for global health
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Neurology experts from around the world will convene Nov. 27 in New Zealand for a Global Brain Summit examining what one calls 'the greatest challenge of societies in the 21st century.' Among the neurological disorders to be discussed at the Summit are stroke, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and migraine and other headaches. The topics are covered in a new series of 11 papers on neurological disorders in The Lancet Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eigen posture based fall risk assessment system using Kinect - Tripathy SR, Chakravarty K, Sinha A.
Postural Instability (PI) is a major reason for fall in geriatric population as well as for people with diseases or disorders like Parkinson's, stroke etc. Conventional stability indicators like Berg Balance Scale (BBS) require clinical settings with skill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The impact of freezing of gait on balance perception and mobility in community-living with Parkinson's disease - Mancini M, Curtze C, Stuart S, El-Gohary M, James, McNames, Nutt JG, Horak FB.
This pilot study investigated the impact of freezing of gait, objectively measured with three inertial sensors, on mobility function during seven days of communityliving monitoring in people with Parkinson's disease.Twenty-four subjects with PD, of which 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Impact of major earthquakes on Parkinson's disease - Kurisaki R, Ueyama H, Maeda Y, Sakamoto T, Nakahara K, Nakane S, Yamashita S, Ando Y.
This study investigates the effect of major earthquakes on patients with PD. The participa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Identification of Parkinson's disease utilizing a single self-recorded 20-step walking test acquired by smartphone's inertial measurement unit - Mehrang S, Jauhiainen M, Pietil J, Puustinen J, Ruokolainen J, Nieminen H.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative and long-term disorder of the central nervous system, which often causes motor symptoms, e.g., tremor, rigidity, and slowness. Currently, the diagnosis of PD is based on patient history and clinical examination. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Appendix linked to toxic Parkinson ’s protein
A study suggests that the toxic protein buildup that ’s linked to Parkinson’s may begin in the appendix. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with depression in patients with Parkinson's disease: a multicenter study in Lima, Peru - Custodio N, Alva-Diaz C, Mor án-Mariños C, Mejía-Rojas K, Lira D, Montesinos R, Herrera-Pérez E, Castro-Suárez S, Bardales Y.
The diagnosis and treatment of depression in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is inadequate, often contributing to a reduced quality of life, rapid disease progression, higher cognitive impairment, and an increased burden of care for family members o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

AbbVie partners with Mission for Alzheimer ’s, Parkinson's
AbbVie has agreed to collaborate with Mission Therapeutics to develop deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) for the potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UCB launches Parkinson's disease app with AI voice chatbot
The Belgian pharma company worked with Verint Systems to create the PD Coach app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - do you have this fuzzy symptom? How to reveal your risk
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and are caused by nerve damage in the brain. The most common warning signs of the neurodegenerative condition include tremors and slow movement, but you could also be at risk if you have this fuzzy symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps
In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - do you sleep like this? How to reveal your risk
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include tremors, slow movement and muscle stiffness. But there are other warning signs and symptoms of the neurodegenerative brain condition you should be aware of. Do you sleep like this? How to reveal your risk of Parkinson’s disease while you’re asleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic clumps in their brains
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC have discovered blocking a certain protein in the brain can clear away nerve damaging build-ups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find inhibiting one protein destroys toxic clumps seen in Parkinson's disease
(Georgetown University Medical Center) A team of neurologists at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that inhibiting the USP13 molecule may be a therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease and other similar forms of neurodegeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Fourth Volume of Bentham's Computational Chemistry Book Series
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fourth volume of this series features five chapters covering natural lead compounds, computer aided drug discovery methods in Parkinson's Disease therapy, studies of aminoacyl tRNA synthetase inhibition in bacteria, computational modeling of halogen bonds in biological systems and molecular classification of caffeine and its metabolites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'We need their brains': donating to the brain bank in search of a dementia cure
Scientists studying the tissue bequeathed to the Sydney Brain Bank hope it will lead them to an eventual cure for neurodegenerative diseasesIt ’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Dr Andrew Affleck is driving more carefully than usual on his way to the Neuroscience Research Australia building in Randwick.It ’s not just the slick, crowded roads putting the edge on his caution; in the boot of his car, cocooned in several layers of protective container and nestled in ice, is the brain of a human being who was alive only a few hours earlier.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bianca Nogrady Tags: Medical research Health Dementia Alzheimer's Australia news Parkinson's disease Sydney Science Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease - do you walk like this? The signs of Parkinson’s hidden in your steps
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms tend to develop slowly over a long period of time, but can include tremors and muscle stiffness. One of the more common signs of the neurodegenerative condition is a change to the way you walk - if you walk like this, you could be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - the one drink you should AVOID with the brain condition
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include slow movement, tremors and muscle stiffness. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition’s signs by avoiding this drink in your diet. Do you have this beverage every morning? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why spirulina is the best nutritional supplement for people with Parkinson's
(Natural News) Superfoods, by definition, are food items that are packed with compounds (such as fiber, antioxidants, or fatty acids) that are considered beneficial to human health. A lot of foods fit the bill, of course, but none quite as perfect as spirulina (Arthrospira platensis). It’s called the “miracle of the sea,” and for good reason: It’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news