Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease: Scientists review male and female differences

The risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is twice as high in males. However, the neurodegenerative condition progresses more quickly in females, who are also more likely to die prematurely because of it. Researchers have reviewed sex-based differences in Parkinson’s disease. These are some examples of the roles that biological sex plays in Parkinson’s disease and […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson's Disease

How ‘exergaming’ can help people with Parkinson’s

Exercise is important for helping people with Parkinson’s disease achieve better balance and mobility, but it can be hard to keep it up. A Dutch study has yielded positive results with a novel home exercise computer gaming program. New research showcases the benefits of ‘exergaming’ for people living with Parkinson’s. For people with Parkinson’s disease, […]

Parkinson's Disease

Could estrogen help treat Parkinson’s?

Researchers already knew that men and postmenopausal women have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease than premenopausal women. Now, a recent study in mice concludes that estrogen may be responsible. The authors also hope that estrogen might form the basis of future treatments. Why does Parkinson’s affect more men than women? The answer may […]

Immune System / Vaccines Parkinson's Disease

How a gut infection might spark Parkinson’s

Over recent years, researchers have become increasingly interested in the link between the immune system and Parkinson’s disease. Using a mouse model, scientists recently explored the potential role of a bacterial gut infection. A recent study examines how a gut infection might trigger Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease develops due to the slow depletion of dopamine-producing […]

Parkinson's Disease

How ultrasound could help curb Parkinson’s

There are two major stumbling blocks to developing effective drugs for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases that destroy the brain. The first is overcoming the blood-brain barrier, and the second is delivering the drug to a precise location and ensuring that it does not spread to the rest of the brain. New research finds a […]

Parkinson's Disease

Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson’s

A new study has found that people with bipolar disorder have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Also, having bipolar disorder of a higher severity seems to increase the risk even further. A large-scale study finds links between bipolar disorder and Parkinson’s. Previous studies have found links between depression and Parkinson’s disease, but few […]

Parkinson's Disease

Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Currently, diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease relies on a neurologist’s professional opinion. Researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG may be a more effective alternative. New research suggests that an EEG test could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation, but no scan […]