A team of researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and Ernst-von-Bergmann Klinikum Potsdam analyzed the changes of brain volumes in 37 Parkinson's patients and 27 controls at up to ...
May 17, 2022
Ultra-powerful 7T MRI scanners could be used to help identify those patients with Parkinson's disease and similar conditions who are most likely to benefit from new treatments for previously-untreatable symptoms, say scientists.
May 16, 2022
People with Parkinson's disease and their doctors confront many unknowns, including the answer to exactly how deep brain stimulation (DBS) relieves some of the motor symptoms patients experience. In a new study, scientists ...
May 16, 2022
Neurodegenerative diseases damage and destroy neurons, ravaging both mental and physical health. Parkinson's disease, which affects over 10 million people worldwide, is no exception. The most obvious symptoms of Parkinson's ...
May 11, 2022
Although there is a growing trend to involve patients in clinical research, specific guiding principles for engaging individuals with Parkinson's disease have not been established. The authors of this Call to Action published ...
May 11, 2022
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has identified a subtype of brain cells that die in Parkinson's patients. In their study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the group used ...
May 06, 2022 report
After decades of research into the causes and treatment of Parkinson's disease, UC Irvine Health neurologist Dr. Claire Henchcliffe is hopeful that a new cell therapy can finally bring meaningful relief to patients with the ...
May 06, 2022
Researchers find link between Parkinson's gene and vocal issues that could lead to earlier diagnosis
Parkinson's disease is perhaps best known for its movement-related symptoms, particularly tremors and stiffness.
May 04, 2022
Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia belong to a family of neurodegenerative disorders called synucleinopathies because they are caused by the pathological accumulation of protein alpha-synuclein into structures called ...
Apr 29, 2022
April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Apr 27, 2022
Drug-induced parkinsonism is not well understood. Chronic use of flunarizine (FNZ), a drug often used for treating dizziness, migraine, epilepsy, and peripheral vascular diseases, may induce parkinsonism. Previous investigations ...
Apr 21, 2022
What will the future of Parkinson's disease treatment look like?
Apr 20, 2022
People with advanced Parkinson's disease often struggle to walk more than a few steps or sleep through the night, but new research offers hope of relief from these two debilitating symptoms.
Apr 14, 2022
Some of the most troubling features of Parkinson's disease can be reduced by gentle stimulation of the balance organs via the application of electric or thermal currents to nearby parts of the head. This observation, made ...
Apr 11, 2022
Frontotemporal dementia patients with extrapyramidal symptoms have brainstem atrophy and reduced metabolism in certain areas of the brain significantly more often than patients without extrapyramidal symptoms, a new study ...
Apr 07, 2022
Researchers have engineered probiotic bacteria that can synthesize the dopamine precursor L-DOPA, a powerful mainstay treatment for Parkinson's disease. Preclinical tests show that the new treatment approach is not only safe ...
Apr 01, 2022
A study published today in Nature Communications unveils a new platform for discovering cellular signatures of disease that integrates robotic systems for studying patient cells with artificial intelligence methods for image ...
Mar 25, 2022
As scientists work toward finding a cure for Parkinson's disease, one line of research that has emerged focuses on mitochondria, the structures within cells that make energy. The health of those structures is maintained through ...
Mar 24, 2022