Parkinson's & Movement disorders

200 years since Parkinson's disease was first identified

World Parkinson's Disease Day [11 April] is held every year on Parkinson's birthday to raise awareness of the disease and the research being done to alleviate it. To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New target for Parkinson's disease identified

Emory investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New approach for Parkinson's diagnosis with flux compensator

A new project for the early detection of Parkinson's disease with strongly magnetized xenon gas has been initiated at FMP. The team led by physicist Leif Schröder has received a three-year grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New treatment strategy could cut Parkinson's disease off at the pass

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have identified a protein that enables a toxic natural aggregate to spread from cell to cell in a mammal's brain—and a way to block that protein's action. Their study in mice and ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's vaccine – clinical results boost prospects

AFFiRiS AG announced today results of AFF008A, a Phase I clinical trial to assess boost immunizations with AFFITOPE PD01A, an active vaccine against Parkinson's disease (PD). The study was funded by a $1.04 million grant ...

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