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Groundbreaking Parkinson's Research happening at Scripps 4/30/15

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Research has shown promising results using induced pluripotent stem cells to halt or reverse the effects of Parkinson's disease in an animal study.
April 30, 2015

Tiny cellular bubbles enable delivery of Parkinson's drugs straight to the brain

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Cellular bubbles (exosomes) that are extracted from human immune cells could deliver catalase (an enzyme that proves to be an effective treatment) to pass through brain’s defense and therefore to opti…
May 05, 2015

Utah Parkinson's disease registry is first of its kind in the country

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The Utah Parkinson Disease Registry, at UPDR.org, opened earlier this month. It's an online repository for reports now required of health care providers. Patients, too, can submit their own names and…
May 26, 2015

Parkinson's disease researchers discover way to reprogram the genome

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Parkinson's disease researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons…
December 07, 2015

Should We Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Contagion?

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One of the most intriguing new areas of research in neuroscience has to do with the discovery that proteins involved with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative illnesses can contort int…
March 23, 2015

Built By A Parkinson’s Sufferer, MyHealthPal Tracks Symptoms, Creates Research Data

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The development and availability of wearables is running hand in hand with the exploding interest in the digital health space. Managing our health via apps and devices is slowly becoming the norm. And…
March 27, 2015

In the blink of an eye, researchers detect early signs of movement disorders

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Despite decades of intensive study, the causes of Parkinson's remain unknown, and a cure is still elusive. What's more, there is no standard diagnostic test for the disease. Researchers at Virginia Co…
June 03, 2015

Opinion: Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely

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One newspaper headline reported: “Modern living leads to brain disease”, which in a somewhat simplistic way reflected what our research uncovered about the impact of the changing environment in which…
August 07, 2015

Research paves way for clinical trials of cell therapies to treat Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury

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Stem cells that have been specifically developed for use as clinical therapies are fit for use in patients, an independent study of their genetic make-up suggests.
November 26, 2015

FAU to host potentially groundbreaking drug trial for Lewy body disease

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Currently, Lewy body patients often are treated with drugs designed for Alzheimer's disease. The HEADWAY-DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies) study, being conducted by Bermuda-based Axovant Sciences at FAU…
February 28, 2016

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