Parkinson's

U Of M Research Team Hopes To Develop An Implantable Device To Treat Mental Illness — Thanks To A...

Implanted medical devices can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, including regulating heart function or delivering electrical stimulation to targeted areas of the brain to treat essential tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease. A new...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease

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Case Report Links Parkinson's Disease To Covid-19

(MedPage Today) -- A 45-year-old Israeli man was diagnosed with probable Parkinson's disease several months after being hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Ashkenazi Jewish patient had no family history of Parkinson's disease and had not...

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Parkinson's Drug Levodopa Eyed As Treatment For Severe Macular Degeneration

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- A drug long used to treat Parkinson's disease may benefit patients with a severe form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a small clinical trial suggests. One of the leading causes of vision loss in older people...
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Parkinson's Ups The Odds For Dangerous Falls, But Prevention Is Key

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- A major cause of falls in older people is more common among Parkinson's patients, and monitoring for the condition might lower patients' risks, new research shows. Ever feel dizzy and lightheaded when you suddenly...
Related topics: Medical Research

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We Owe A Lot To Florence Howe, The Feminist Who Made Women's Studies An Academic Discipline

Florence Howe, a founder of women’s studies and a champion of women’s writing, has died at 91 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2017, the New York Times reports.Read more...
Related topics: Feminism

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Stem Cell Research Delivers New Points Of Attack Against Parkinson's Disease

An interdisciplinary research team experimented on patient-based cell cultures in the laboratory. The new combination of active substances they identified will have to undergo clinical trials before they can be used to treat patients.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Clinical Trials

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Levodopa May Improve Vision In Patients With Macular Degeneration

Investigators have determined that treating patients with an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with levodopa, a safe and readily available drug commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease, stabilized and improved their vision....

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Healthy Diets Inversely Linked To Early Parkinson's Symptoms

Adherence to a healthy eating pattern like the Mediterranean diet is inversely linked to prodromal features of Parkinson's disease, including constipation and depressive symptoms, researchers say. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diet, Constipation, Medical Research

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Mediterranean Diet Might Lower Your Odds For Parkinson's

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- People who eat healthfully may be less likely to develop a constellation of symptoms that can precede Parkinson's disease, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that people who closely adhered to a...
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research

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Hopeful News On Parkinson's: More Than 100 Trials Underway

THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- While there are treatments to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease, there is no known cure or preventive drug. But a recent review offers some encouraging findings. The review found more than 100 clinical trials are...
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Unique Protein Structures Could Hold The Key To Treatment For Parkinson's Disease

Scientists have discovered a series of protein structures that are thought to be highly relevant to the onset of Parkinson's disease. It is hoped that further analysis of these structures will open up a new avenue for potential treatment for a...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Trump Board Rejects 13 Of 14 Proposals For Fetal Tissue Research

During the Bush Administration I wrote in opposition to the ban of federally supported research using fetal tissue stem cells. At the time, my father was dying for Parkinson’s — just one of millions of people who were suffering from...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells

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Could Gene Therapy Stem The Damage Of Parkinson's?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 -- It may be possible to protect Parkinson's patients' brains from further damage by turning off a "master regulator" gene, researchers report. "One of the biggest challenges in treating Parkinson's, other than the lack of...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Autism-cholesterol Link; Human On A Chip; Predicting Parkinson's Progression

(MedPage Today) -- A subgroup of patients with dyslipidemia-associated autism was identified by mining medical records and genome sequences of millions of people. (Nature Medicine) Focal inflammation appeared to drive brain volume loss and retinal...
Related topics: Autism, Cholesterol, Genetics

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Billion-dollar Parkinson's Deal; Selma Blair's Ms; 'rinsing Of The Brain'

(MedPage Today) -- Biogen will pay more than $1 billion to the biotech firm Denali to co-develop small-molecule drugs targeting LRRK2 gene mutations in Parkinson's disease and to opt into Denali's platform of delivering drugs across the...
Related topics: Genetics

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Concussion Linked To Risk For Dementia, Parkinson's, Adhd

The increased strength of association between concussion and risk for ADHD and anxiety disorders may result from gender-based differences in reporting, experts say. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Dementia, ADHD, Anxiety

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Fireflies Shed Light On The Function Of Mitochondria

Tiny factories float inside our cells and provide them with almost all the energy they need: the mitochondria. Their effectiveness decreases when we get older, but also when we face many diseases such as diabetes, cancer or Parkinson's. This is why...
Related topics: Diabetes, Cancer, Oncology

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Ibm And Michael J. Fox Foundation Make A Breakthrough In Fighting Parkinson’s

A.I. could help track symptoms as they progress

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Denali Therapeutics Takes Next Big Step In Treating Parkinson’s

Denali Therapeutics announced early Thursday that it would be progressing its Parkinson’s treatment into late-stage studies in collaboration with Biogen.

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Edward Allen, Professor Of Architecture, Dies At 81

Edward Allen, longtime professor of architecture, passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease on July 7 in Wayland, Massachusetts. He was 81 years old. An architect by training, Allen was the author of bestselling books for...

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