Parkinson’s

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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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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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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Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson's disease
November 22, 2019
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those...
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Researchers uncover new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease
November 20, 2019
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers impact the functions of...
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