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Neuroscience

'STING' protein's efforts to clean up brain cell damage may speed Parkinson's disease progress

In studies with mouse and human tissue, as well as live mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a snag in the normal process of cleaning up broken DNA in brain cells may hasten the progression of Parkinson's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study in mice suggests that COVID-19 increases risk of developing Parkinson's disease

Brain fog, headaches, and insomnia are some of the neurological symptoms doctors have observed in COVID-19 patients. Neurological sequelae after a viral infection is not new—in fact, following the 1918 influenza pandemic, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Testing a one-time treatment to relieve Parkinson's symptoms

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 ...

Neuroscience

A new mutation behind synucleinopathies

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recognizing symptoms of Parkinson's disease

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.