Parkinson's

Parkinson’s Meds Are Hard To Grab, So Tiktok Users Crowdsourced A Solution

Brian Alldridge’s pill bottle design. | Image: Brian Alldridge Stitching together a pill bottle prototype Continue reading…

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Personalized Brain Stimulation Alleviates Severe Depression Symptoms

Targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients’ distinctive symptoms is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease. Now, scientists at UC San Francisco’s Dolby...
Related topics: Depression, Epilepsy

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Eye Tests Predict Parkinson's-linked Cognitive Decline 18 Months Ahead

Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study. In a related study, the researchers also found that structural and functional...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Increased Risk Of Parkinson's Disease In Patients With Schizophrenia

A new study shows that patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life. The increased risk may be due to alterations in the brain's dopamine system caused by dopamine receptor antagonists...
Related topics: Schizophrenia, Medical Research

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Eye Changes May Identify Parkinson's Disease

Researchers have identified changes in the eye in patients with Parkinson's disease that can be seen with noninvasive, inexpensive imaging equipment. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Faulty Metabolism Of Parkinson's Medication In The Brain Linked To Severe Side Effects

Until now, the reason why the drug levodopa (L-Dopa), which reduces the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, declines in efficacy after a few years' use has been unknown. A side effect that then often occur is involuntary movements. Scientists...

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Can 2 Nutrients Lower Your Risk For Parkinson's?

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- People who consume high levels of dietary vitamin C and E may lower their risk for Parkinson's disease by almost a third, a new study suggests. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, broccoli and Brussels...
Related topics: Vitamins, Vitamin C, Medical Research

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People In Rural Areas Less Likely To Receive Specialty Care For Neurologic Conditions

A new study has found that while the prevalence of neurologic conditions like dementia, stroke, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS) is consistent across the U.S., the distribution of neurologists is not, and people in more rural areas...
Related topics: Medical Research, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis

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Parkinson's Motor Symptoms Improve With Focused Ultrasound

(MedPage Today) -- Focused ultrasound in one brain hemisphere improved motor function on the opposite side of the body in people with Parkinson's disease, but led to frequent, persistent adverse events, a small sham-controlled trial showed. In...

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Driving Force Behind Cellular 'protein Factories' Identified

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and motor neurone disease.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Parkinson's Disease Linked To Suicide Risk In Taiwan

(MedPage Today) -- Suicide risk was nearly doubled for patients with Parkinson's disease compared with the general population in a Taiwanese study. Among 35,891 Parkinson's patients, the hazard ratio for suicide was 1.9 (95% CI 1.6-2.3, P<0...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Super-ager Brains; No Covid-guillain Barre Link; New Ideas Launched

(MedPage Today) -- Super-agers -- people with exceptional cognitive function at advanced ages -- appear to resist buildup of both tau tangles and amyloid-beta plaques, brain imaging suggested. (JAMA Network Open) Visual hallucinations in...

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Lilly Lays Out 2021 Expectations, Gene Therapy Acquisition

Shares of Eli Lilly started climbing Tuesday after the drugmaker laid out a better-than-expected revenue forecast and plans to buy a young company developing a potential Parkinson’s disease treatment
Related topics: Genetics

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How Damaging Proteins Form

Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are both examples of amyloid diseases, where malfunctioning proteins accumulate to form fibrils and larger aggregates called amyloid plaques. In the journal Biophysical Chemistry researchers at the...
Related topics: Proteins, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Parkinson’s Spoon Uses Control Theory For Good

When we first saw [Barqunics’] design for a self-stabilizing spoon for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, we wondered how well something like that could work. But take a look at the video below and you’ll see this does a...
Related topics: Health Videos

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New Treatment For Parkinson’s May Be Found In A Brain Protein Called Gdf5

Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that affects over 10 million people worldwide, is caused by the gradual loss of dopamine neurons. The loss of these neurons leads to involuntary tremors, stiffness, and balance problems. While there are drugs...
Related topics: Proteins, Neurons

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New Technique Isolates Brain Cells Associated With Parkinson’s Disease

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new technique for isolating a type of brain cell associated with Parkinson’s disease symptoms, enabling them to study that cell type in detail. The technique, which works only in specially...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Lockdown Loneliness Could Worsen Parkinson's Symptoms

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic may worsen Parkinson's symptoms, researchers report. They gathered five years of information on the social and emotional well-being, diet and physical activity of 1,500...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Early, Late Stages Of Degenerative Diseases Are Distinct

Biochemists have proposed that degenerative diseases as varied as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and muscle atrophy occur in two distinct phases marked by protein signaling changes that could result in patients responding differently to the same treatment.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Proteins

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"[h]e Talked About How It Had All Been For The Best. Parkinson’s, He Said, Had Made Him Quit...

"Being diagnosed at the heartbreakingly young age of 29 had also knocked the ego out of his career ambitions, so he could do smaller things he was proud of... When Fox was diagnosed, he had been married for three years and his son, Sam, was a...

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