Parkinson’s

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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Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson's disease
November 12, 2019

As scientists delve deeper into the nature of Parkinson's, the more it appears that it is highly varied, suggesting numerous subtypes. A new review proposes that Parkinson's falls into one of two main categories, depending on whether it originates in the centra...
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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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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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Parkinson's disease: Scientists review male and female differences
September 27, 2019
The risk of developing Parkinson's disease is twice as high in males. However, the neurodegenerative condition progresses more quickly in females, who are also more likely to die prematurely because of it....
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How 'exergaming' can help people with Parkinson's
September 22, 2019
Exercise is important for helping people with Parkinson's disease achieve better balance and mobility, but it can be hard to keep it up. A Dutch study has yielded positive results with a novel home exercise computer gaming program.
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