Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Breakthrough in understanding Parkinson's disease

Research from The University of Queensland could lead to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, with future potential applications to nearly 50 other disorders.

Medical research

Human 'shock absorbers' discovered

(Medical Xpress) -- An international team of scientists, led by the University of Sydney, has found the molecular structure in the body which functions as our 'shock absorber'.

Autism spectrum disorders

Study confirms mitochondrial deficits in children with autism

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion ...

Medical research

Bisphenol A alters mammary gland development in monkeys

A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates. The finding adds to the evidence that the chemical can be causing health problems in humans ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Study shows gene defect's role in autism-like behavior

Scientists affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have discovered how a defective gene causes brain changes that lead to the atypical social behavior characteristic of autism. The research offers a potential target for ...

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