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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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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Defining a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease
November 12, 2019
An international research team including scientists from the University of Cologne have identified a new mechanism for the development of Parkinson's disease, which could prove to be the starting point for the development of a more targeted therapy. The results of the study 'Cav2.3 channels contr...
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The pathway to Parkinson's takes a surprising twist
November 11, 2019
In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. Now it turns out, they might not even be dead.
Researchers at...
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Discovery may help derail Parkinson's 'runaway train'
October 31, 2019
Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a discovery they believe has the potential to put the brakes on the 'runaway train' that is Parkinson's disease.
The team, based at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) in the School of...
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Parkinson's: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells
October 18, 2019
New research shows that an innovative strategy for treating Parkinson's disease has proven successful in neurons derived from people living with the condition.
Dr. Dimitri Krainc, chair of neurology and director of the Center for Neurogenet...
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What is a neurologist?
October 17, 2019
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What to know about acetylcholine
October 11, 2019

Acetylcholine is a chemical messenger, or neurotransmitter, that plays an important role in brain and muscle function. Imbalances in acetylcholine are linked with chronic conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
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