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Scientists shed new light on two proteins that exacerbate the progression of Parkinson's disease

Two proteins may be intimately linked to the progression of Parkinson's disease, a relentless and disabling neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people around the world.

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Ovary removal when young could raise Parkinson's risk

Women who have both of their ovaries removed before age 43 have an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease or parkinsonism, according to a recent study.


How misplaced DNA could influence disease risk

DNA is our body's instruction manual. It contains all the information that our cells need to make proteins and other molecules vital for our development, growth and survival.

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Physical exercise helps to improve symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Physical exercise can help to improve the severity of movement-related symptoms and the quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease. Findings from the first Cochrane review of the available evidence has found that ...

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Common dry cleaning chemical linked to Parkinson's

A common and widely used chemical may be fueling the rise of the world's fastest growing brain condition—Parkinson's disease. For the past 100 years, trichloroethylene (TCE) has been used to decaffeinate coffee, degrease ...

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A wide-gripped pen with magnets designed for Parkinson's patients

When Izzy Mokotoff's grandfather stopped writing his weekly letters to her in the spring of 2022, she knew she had to find a solution. Parkinson's disease had slowly been wearing down her grandfather's central nervous system, ...

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New study details inflammation in early stages of Parkinson's disease

New research by investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham supports the premise that inflammation is associated with Parkinson's disease early in the disease's progression. The findings, published online in ...


Movement shown to reduce sensory responses in Parkinson's disease

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been looking at how movement shapes our senses and how sensory and motor processes are both affected in Parkinson's disease. In a study published in Nature Communications, de la Torre-Martinez ...