Iron in brain shows cognitive decline in people with Parkinson's
on February 21, 2020 at 12:34 am
A cutting-edge MRI technique to detect iron deposits in different brain regions can track declines in thinking, memory and movement in people with Parkinson's disease, finds a new study.
Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's
on February 14, 2020 at 11:32 pm
A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do.
Gene ID'd as potential therapeutic target for dementia in Parkinson's
on February 6, 2020 at 2:08 am
Researchers have discovered that the genetic variant APOE4 -- long linked to dementia -- spurs the spread of harmful clumps of Parkinson's proteins through the brain. The findings suggest that therapies that target APOE might reduce the risk of dementia for people with Parkinson's disease.
Researchers discover new piece of the puzzle for Parkinson's disease
on January 30, 2020 at 1:16 pm
Biomedical scientists have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease may start before birth
on January 27, 2020 at 6:48 pm
People who develop Parkinson's disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new research. The research points to a drug that potentially might help correct these disease processes.