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 ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Blocking key enzyme halts Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice

Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson's disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Identifying a genetic mutation behind sporadic Parkinson's disease

Using a novel method, Whitehead Institute researchers have determined how a non-coding mutation identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) can contribute to sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). The approach could ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Cell-free circulating mtDNA identifies Parkinson's disease

(HealthDay)—Cell-free circulating mitochondrial DNA (ccf-mtDNA) from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is reduced in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), according to research published in the December issue of the Annals of ...

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