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Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson's disease: Hope or hype?

Scientists review the evidence for using fecal transplantation and pre- and probiotics in patients with Parkinson's disease in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease and conclude that more research is needed before supporting ...

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Inflammatory bowel disease appears to impact risk of Parkinson's disease

Relatively new research findings indicating that the earliest stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) may occur in the gut have been gaining traction in recent years. In a review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, ...

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Defining a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease

An international research team including scientists from the University of Cologne have identified a new mechanism for the development of Parkinson's disease, which could prove to be the starting point for the development ...

Neuroscience

The pathway to Parkinson's takes a surprising twist

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. ...

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What do we know about the gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease?

Since the discovery that the gut microbiome may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), this fresh scientific approach has produced varying results. In this review published in the Journal of Parkinson's ...

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Where does Parkinson's disease start: In the brain, gut, or both?

Does Parkinson's disease (PD) start in the brain or the gut? In a new contribution published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in ...

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Why some Parkinson's patients develop harmful addictive behaviours

A QIMR Berghofer study has discovered how the medications given to people with Parkinson's disease cause some patients to develop addictive behaviours such as problem gambling, binge eating, hypersexuality and excessive shopping.

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New strategy to treat Parkinson's disease

Northwestern Medicine scientists have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects of harmful genetic mutations, as detailed in a study published today ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA ...

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Parkinson's disease is also present in the blood

The behaviour of immune cells in the blood is so different in patients with Parkinson's disease that it advocates for a new type of supplementary medicine, which can regulate the immune system and thus inhibit the deterioration ...