Category Archives: Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s stem cell ‘breakthrough’

Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease, according to scientists in Sweden. They said their study on rats heralded a “huge breakthrough” towards developing effective treatments. There is no cure for … Continue reading

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High-fat diet postpones brain aging: university study

New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency Across the Board in Neuromuscular Disease

Newswise — A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) adds more credence to a growing awareness of the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in neuromuscular disease. “Previous work has … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s progression slowed by drug for Gaucher disease

Newswise — A new study from UCLA found that a drug being evaluated to treat an entirely different disorder helped slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The study, published in the October edition of the journal Neurotherapeutics, found … Continue reading

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Migraine-Sufferers at Possible Risk for Parkinson’s, Movement Disorders Later

Newswise — Bethesda, MD –Migraine suffers may be at greater risk for developing Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders later in life, according to a new study published in the Sept. 17, 2014, online issue of Neurology ®, the medical … Continue reading

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Air pollution harmful to young brains, could lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, says new study from the University of Montana

Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Calderón-Garcidueñas’ findings … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s and walking: a new study

J Parkinsons Dis. 2013;3(4):609-19. doi: 10.3233/JPD-130217. Walking economy during cued versus non-cued treadmill walking in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Gallo PM1, McIsaac TL, Garber CE. Author information 1Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Gait impairment is … Continue reading

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Complementary and alternative therapies for Parkinson’s disease: A review of the clinical evidence

Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2014 Oct;16(10):314. doi: 10.1007/s11940-014-0314-5. A review of the clinical evidence for complementary and alternative therapies in Parkinson’s disease. Bega D1, Gonzalez-Latapi P, Zadikoff C, Simuni T. Author information 1Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 710 N … Continue reading

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Depression often untreated in Parkinson’s disease

Depression is known to be a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease, but remains untreated for many patients, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine investigators in collaboration with the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF). In fact, depression is the most … Continue reading

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In early Parkinson’s, dopamine replacement associated with impulse control increase

(PHILADELPHIA) – New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation of dopamine replacement … Continue reading

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Intel, Michael J. Fox Foundation Take On Parkinson’s

Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) have partnered to help researchers and healthcare professionals improve patient care and explore new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease through big data analytics. The medical community’s approach to Parkinson’s disease … Continue reading

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Ketogenic diet could be useful in ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some mitochondriopathies

Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:474296. Epub 2014 Jul 3. Ketogenic Diet in Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Paoli A1, Bianco A2, Damiani E1, Bosco G1. Author information 1Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo 3, 35031 Padova, Italy. 2Sport and … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s falls: new research

Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2014 Jun;4(3):203-21. doi: 10.2217/nmt.14.22. Prevention of falls in Parkinson’s disease: a review of fall risk factors and the role of physical interventions. Canning CG1, Paul SS, Nieuwboer A. Author information 1Clinical & Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, Faculty … Continue reading

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