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Aging brains need ‘chaperone’ proteins

The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type...

Finding Points to Possible New Parkinson’s Therapy

When properly manipulated, support cells called astrocytes found in the brain could provide a new approach to treating Parkinson’s disease. These findings, which were made...

High-intensity strength training shows benefit for Parkinson’s patients

Researchers say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Parkinson’s disease. The findings...

Scientists to explore antioxidant overconsumption

As free-radical-forming poisons build up in our environment and bodies, antioxidants may ward off some of their harmful health effects. But free radicals have...

Stimulating brain cells stops binge drinking, animal study finds

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which...

Exercise Improves Depression In Parkinson’s

A new study by a movement disorder neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that depression improved among patients with Parkinson’s...

2nd-gen brain implant tames Parkinson’s, records brain data

Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have successfully implanted and recorded data from a device that not only generates electrical impulses to tame symptoms...

Rare disease yields clues about broader brain pathology

Alexander disease is a devastating brain disease that almost nobody has heard of — unless someone in the family is afflicted with it. Alexander...

New look identifies crucial clumping of diabetes-causing proteins

People get type 2 diabetes. So do cats. But rats don’t, and neither do dogs. Subtle differences in the shape of proteins protect some and...

Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Fungus

Scientists at Rutgers and Emory universities have discovered that a compound often emitted by mold may be linked to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Arati Inamdar and Joan...

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