Study unravels new insights into a Parkinson's disease protein
on January 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm
The new study explores alpha-synuclein's basic properties, with a focus on a section of the protein known as the non-amyloidal component (NAC). The research was done on fruit fly larvae that were genetically engineered to produce both normal and mutated forms of human alpha-synuclein.
Scientists discover medicinal cannabis substitute for treating Parkinson's disease
on December 19, 2019 at 7:28 pm
A drug that provides the benefits obtained from medicinal cannabis without the 'high' or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson's disease
on December 4, 2019 at 7:58 pm
Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein alpha-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. A disturbed relationship to these 'bodyguards' leads to cell damage and the formation of Lewy bodies typical for Parkinson's disease.
Minimally invasive procedure relieves tremors in Parkinson's patients
on November 26, 2019 at 12:52 pm
A procedure that applies pulses of focused ultrasound to the brain is safe and effective for reducing tremors and improving quality of life in people with essential tremor or Parkinson's disease tremor, according to a new study.
Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson's disease
on November 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's disease according to a recently published study. The strongest associations were found for broad spectrum antibiotics and those that act against against anaerobic bacteria and fungi. The timing of antibiotic exposure also seemed to matter.