Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson's Disease

New study could ‘drastically’ change how we understand Parkinson’s

The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are motor symptoms that include shaking hands and slowness of movement, but specialists still do not entirely understand what causes this disease. Newly published research may now overturn prevailing notions about key Parkinson’s mechanisms. Share on PinterestMotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease may be due to brain changes that take […]

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Parkinson’s: Ultrasound technology may relieve symptoms

A new study shows that pulses of minimally invasive ultrasound waves improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease by immediately and significantly reducing tremors. Share on PinterestA new technique may help reduce tremors in Parkinson’s disease. The study involved a minimally invasive procedure that offers significant benefits over some other treatments […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Parkinson's Disease

Study links some antibiotics to a raised risk of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have found a link between the use of oral antibiotics and the risk of Parkinson’s disease. They suggest that the connection could be due to the drugs’ impact on gut microbes. Share on PinterestNew research finds a link between antibiotics and the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The findings also suggest that up to 15 […]

Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson's Disease

Scientists propose new theory of Parkinson’s disease

As scientists delve deeper into the nature of Parkinson’s, the more it appears that it is highly varied, suggesting numerous subtypes. A new review proposes that Parkinson’s falls into one of two main categories, depending on whether it originates in the central nervous system (CNS) or the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Share on PinterestNew research […]

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Parkinson’s: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells

New research shows that an innovative strategy for treating Parkinson’s disease has proven successful in neurons derived from people living with the condition. Share on PinterestParkinson’s disease affects dopamine producing neurons, illustrated here. Dr. Dimitri Krainc, chair of neurology and director of the Center for Neurogenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, […]

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, […]

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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 […]