Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Road to cell death more clearly identified for Parkinson's disease

In experiments performed in mice, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified the cascade of cell death events leading to the physical and intellectual degeneration associated with Parkinson's disease.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer's disease may be a simple imbalance in acid-alkaline—or pH—chemistry inside ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to ...

Neuroscience

Experimental drug stops Parkinson's disease progression in mice

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson's disease itself—as well as its symptoms—in mice. In experiments ...

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