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ISU research raises hope for solving Parkinson’s disease puzzle

AMES, Iowa - A protein pathway that may hold the secret to understanding Parkinson's disease has been discovered and explained by Iowa State University researchers. Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and t...

How disordered proteins spread from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease

One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson...

NIH study finds 2 pesticides associated with Parkinson’s disease

New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. The study was a collabora...

Eating berries may lower risk of Parkinson’s

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- New research shows men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, while men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges and other sources rich in dietary...

Preliminary new blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease uncovered

DALLAS -- Feb. 14, 2011 -- UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have helped develop a novel technology to diagnose Alzheimer's disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear. This preliminary technology, which uses synthetic molecu...

Scripps Research compound blocks brain cell destruction in Parkinson’s disease

JUPITER, FL, February 11, 2011 -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a pr...

Non-dopaminergic drug preladenant reduces motor fluctuations in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Tampa, FL (Feb. 10, 2011) -- Preladenant, a non-dopaminergic medication, reduces off time in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving standard dopamine therapy, an international study led by the University of South Florida found. Results of th...

SLU research implicates natural toxin as triggering Parkinson’s disease

ST. LOUIS -- In new research from Saint Louis University, investigators have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease. The study, published in PLoS One, foun...

Dramatic improvement in Parkinson disease symptoms

New Rochelle, NY, February 8, 2011 -- Successful intranasal delivery of stem cells to the brains of rats with Parkinson disease yielded significant improvement in motor function and reversed the dopamine deficiency characteristic of the disease. The...

A possible cause of Parkinson’s disease discovered

"Nucleolus", or small nucleus, is the term coined by early biologists for the tiny structure within the nucleus which they saw under the microscope. In this structure within the nucleus, RNA molecules and proteins are assembled to form ribosomes, th...

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