Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Clinical trial test new treatment for Parkinson's disease dementia

After Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia and related Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) are some of the most common types of dementia affecting older adults, but they are severely understudied. While PDD patients are ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

The involvement of the gut in Parkinson's disease: hype or hope?

There is growing evidence that at least in some patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the disease may begin in the gut. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts explore the last two ...

Medications

How gut bacteria affect the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. In a study published on 18 January in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the ...

Genetics

Gene therapy blocks peripheral nerve damage in mice

Nerve axons serve as the wiring of the nervous system, sending electrical signals that control movement and sense of touch. When axons are damaged, whether by injury or as a side effect of certain drugs, a program is triggered ...

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