Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD
October 11, 2019
Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University. Th...
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Parkinson's disease is also present in the blood
October 3, 2019
The behaviour of immune cells in the blood is so different in patients with Parkinson's disease that it advocates for a new type of supplementary medicine, which can regulate the immune system and thus inhibit the deterioration of the brain.
These are the perspectives in a new study w...
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The seeds of parkinson’s disease: Amyloid fibrils that move through brain
September 3, 2019
Researchers have found that the structure of Parkinson's disease-associated protein aggregates can tell us, for the first time, about their movement through the brain. These new findings indicate that Parkinson's disease is a kind of amyloidosis, which has implications for its diagnosis and treatmen...
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Do people with Parkinson's disease smell different?
March 21, 2019
Using the skills of a "super smeller," researchers have identified how Parkinson's disease alters the way a person smells. They hope that the discovery will help aid early diagnosis.
Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition....
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Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link
March 15, 2019
New research, published in the journal , details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson's-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition....
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Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain
March 13, 2019
Laboratory and animal studies have suggested that the leukemia drug nilotinib could alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Now, using early results from a clinical trial in humans, scientists have worked out how the drug reduces toxic protein and raises dopamine levels in the brain....
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How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
March 5, 2019
Experts have already concluded that exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their motor symptoms, but what is its effect on the cognitive symptoms of this condition?
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Parkinson’s Disease: Cognitive and Motor Aspect Affecting Swallowing
November 22, 2017
Learn about the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Explore how Parkinson’s Disease affects cognitive and swallow functions. Discover current treatment options that rapidly improve expiratory pressure in patients and learn to utilize the patient’s current level of functioning to...
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