Parkinson's disease may start before birth
January 27, 2020
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.
Parkinson's occurs w...
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Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS
January 23, 2020
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal .
Researchers from the University of British Columbia analyzed data for 678,000...
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Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson's?
January 23, 2020

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson's disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup.
Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of ...
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Study unravels new insights into a Parkinson's disease protein
January 16, 2020
Research by University at Buffalo biologists is providing new insights into alpha-synuclein, a small acidic protein associated with Parkinson's disease.
Alpha-synuclein is known to form abnormal clumps in the brains of patients with Parkinson's, but scientists are still trying to unde...
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Scientists discover medicinal cannabis substitute for treating Parkinson's disease
December 19, 2019
A drug that provides the benefits obtained from medicinal cannabis without the "high" or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.
The drug -- HU-308 -- lessens devastating involuntary movements called dyskinesias, a side effect from years of treat...
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Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson's disease
December 4, 2019
Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. A disturbed relationship to these "bodyguards" leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson's disease. The findings by r...
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Parkinson's: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms
December 1, 2019
A new study shows that pulses of minimally invasive ultrasound waves improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson's disease by immediately and significantly reducing tremors....
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Causes and treatments for twitching fingers
November 27, 2019

A twitch is a small, involuntary contraction and relaxation of a muscle or group of muscles. The medical term for twitches is "fasciculations," and they can occur in any muscular area, including the fingers.
People with finger twitching may worr...
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Study links some antibiotics to a raised risk of Parkinson’s disease
November 26, 2019
New research suggests that certain antibiotics in common use may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, likely because of their effect on gut microbes.
Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson's patients
November 26, 2019
A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor (ET) or Parkinson's disease (PD) tremor, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radi...
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