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Parkinsons Disease

MSU researchers identify path to treat Parkinson’s disease at its inception

Imagine if doctors could spot Parkinson’s disease at its inception and treat the protein that triggers it before the disease can sicken the patient.
A team of researchers led by Basir Ahmad, a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University, has demonstrated that slow-wriggling alpha-synuclein proteins are the cause of aggregation, or clumping together,… MSU researchers identify path to treat Parkinson’s disease at its inception   



Positive attitude helps in Parkinson’s battle

Parkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disease, is often characterized by a variety of changes that can affect everyday life.

With symptoms ranging from tremors, difficulty with balance, and slowing of activities, Parkinson’s can threaten to alter the quality of life of almost 100,000 Canadians living with the disease. However, for one Kingston family, a Parkinson’s… Positive attitude helps in Parkinson’s battle   



Scripps Research Institute Team Identifies a Potential Cause of Parkinson’s Disease that May Lead to New Treatment Options

Deciphering what causes the brain cell degeneration of Parkinson’s disease has remained a perplexing challenge for scientists. But a team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has pinpointed a key factor controlling damage to brain cells in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. The discovery could lead to new targets for… Scripps Research Institute Team Identifies a Potential Cause of Parkinson’s Disease that May Lead to New Treatment Options   



Novel Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Antibodies developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are unusually effective at preventing the formation of toxic protein particles linked to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

The onset of these devastating diseases is associated with the inappropriate clumping of proteins into particles that… Novel Antibodies for Combating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease   



People with Parkinson’s strengthen their balance

Leading classes to help people with Parkinson’s disease to do better with their flexibility and balance is something Anthony Krumbholz does in part to honor his father.

Krumbholz, a 34-year-old Muscatine firefighter, leads Delay the Disease classes at the Muscatine Community Y twice each week. His father, John, who lives with Parkinson’s disease, is… People with Parkinson’s strengthen their balance   



Medtronic’s Brain Device Improves Early-Stage Parkinson’s

Patients with early Parkinson’s disease who respond to drug therapy gain improvement in their symptoms and quality of life when they receive deep-brain stimulation from an implanted medical device, a study showed.

Brain stimulation is now reserved for advanced Parkinson’s patients with severe complications and inconsistent response to drug treatment. The findings suggest patients… Medtronic’s Brain Device Improves Early-Stage Parkinson’s   



Tau Transmission Model Opens Doors for New Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Therapies

Injecting synthetic tau fibrils into animal models induces Alzheimer’s-like tau tangles and imitates the spread of tau pathology, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania being presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego March 16-23, 2013.

This Alzheimer’s research, along… Tau Transmission Model Opens Doors for New Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Therapies   



TB and Parkinson’s disease linked by unique protein

A protein at the center of Parkinson’s disease research now also has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis, according to scientists led by UC San Francisco microbiologist and tuberculosis expert Jeffery Cox, PhD.

The protein, named Parkin, already is the focus of intense investigation… TB and Parkinson’s disease linked by unique protein   



Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse, University of Missouri Researchers Find

Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol may also block the… Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse, University of Missouri Researchers Find   



Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  The results of the study were recently published in the June 20 issue of the Journal… Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease   



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