December 20, 2016
December 14, 2016
Early-Onset Parkinson’s Causes: Genetic Mutation Associated With Increased Risk For Disease Development
Parkinson's disease is caused by the deterioration of nerve cells in the brain, but it's still not clear what causes these cells to deteriorate in some people and not others. A new study has found a specific gene mutation linked to the early onset of Parkinson's disease.
September 28, 2016
Was Boxing To Blame For Parkinson’s Disease In Muhammad Ali?
Muhammad Ali was still boxing professionally when observers first noticed signs of neurological decline, and many have been quick to link his profession to his diagnosis, years later, of Parkinson's disease. In the decades that followed, and with Ali's death Friday at the age of 74, however, a stubborn fact remains: Neurologists cannot definitively say whether Ali's symptoms were a result of his boxing career.
September 28, 2016
June 29, 2016
New Protein Discovery Could Mean New Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease
First Posted: Jun 29, 2016 08:59 AM EDT Researchers have revealed that inhibiting the activity of a particular protein in the brain could stop or slow down the development of Parkinson's disease. So, it may be safe to say that new treatments for the disease are underway.
August 12, 2015
Parkinson’s: Predicting Risk and Progression
Two papers published this week address fundamental questions in Parkinson's disease: can researchers predict who will develop the disease, and once it's diagnosed, how will it progress? One, appearing in Lancet Neurology , described a predictive model based on an algorithmic combination of genetics, olfactory discrimination, and other factors that identified Parkinson's disease with 83% sensitivity and 90% specificity.
June 21, 2015
June 18, 2015
Parkinson’s Disease Associated With Increased Risk Of 16 Cancers, Including Brain Tumors, In Taiwan
In a recent study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, instances of cancer were linked with Parkinson's disease for an astounding 16 different types of cancer in Taiwan. This study proves to be the first of its kind in Eastern Asia, as most studies evaluating the association between the two diseases have been conducted by Western nations.
June 17, 2015
Intestinal Gel Improves Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s
SAN DIEGO -- A levodopa/carbidopa gel (Duopa) that gets delivered directly to the gut diminished non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease, researchers reported here. In an interim analysis of an open-label study, patients had significant improvement in the Non-Motor Symptom Scale (NMSS) from baseline, David Standaert, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reported during a poster session at the Movement Disorders Society meeting here.