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Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Exercising at home has a positive effect on Parkinson's patients

In a large double-blind study, Radboud university medical center researchers show that patients in the early stages of Parkinson's disease can exercise regularly at home for 6 months. This regular exercise has a positive ...

Genetics

Scientists explore genetic engineering to treat Parkinson's disease

Researchers of Sechenov University and University of Pittsburgh have described the most promising strategies in applying genetic engineering for studying and treating Parkinson's disease. This method could reveal the role ...

Neuroscience

The future of mind control

Electrodes implanted in the brain help alleviate symptoms like the intrusive tremors associated with Parkinson's disease. But current probes face limitations due to their size and inflexibility. "The brain is squishy and ...

Neuroscience

Parkinson's disease may originate in the intestines

In 2003, a German neuropathologist proposed that Parkinson's disease, which attacks the brain, actually might originate from the gut of the patients. Researchers from Aarhus have now delivered decisive supportive evidence ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Cerebrovascular risk factors may up risk for Parkinson disease

(HealthDay)—Most cerebrovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk for subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson disease, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Annals of Neurology.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Automated, non-invasive MRI can accurately diagnose Parkinson's

In an international study at 17 MRI centers in the U.S., Austria and Germany, a research team led by UF's David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., used a non-invasive MRI method with 1,002 patients to develop an automated system to accurately ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's database gets massive dose of RNA

A team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), has just added a crucial new element—RNA sequencing data—to its robust study of Parkinson's ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Using math to help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases

Protein aggregation—in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils—has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and type II diabetes. While the exact role these fibrils play ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Estrogen improves Parkinson's disease symptoms

Brain-selective estrogen treatment improves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in male mice, according to new research published in JNeurosci. These findings may help explain the sex differences in Parkinson's disease and ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Smartphone test predicts how symptoms develop in Parkinson's

Researchers in Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences have found that a simple test carried out on a smartphone can help to predict future change in people in the early stages of Parkinson's.

Neuroscience

Smart brain stimulators: Next-gen parkinson's disease therapy

Researchers at the University of Houston have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of "smart" deep brain stimulators, able to respond to specific needs of Parkinson's disease ...