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The rogue immune cells that wreck the brain

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Is it possible that many common brain disorders, despite their wide-ranging symptoms, are caused or at least worsened by the same culprit, a component of the immune system? If so, could many of these…
April 04, 2016

Adults with autism likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, says study

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A research recently published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders suggests that adults with autism are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others without the developmental condi…
September 21, 2015

Study Details Process Involved in Parkinson’s Disease

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Researchers detailed how cells dispose of damaged mitochondria, a process that can lead to neurodegenerative and other diseases when gone awry. The results suggest a new pathway to target to treat dis…
August 24, 2015

A breakdown product of aspirin blocks cell death associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases

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A new study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's…
November 30, 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

A New Attack on Parkinson's Disease

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Many researchers think that the bad actor in Parkinson’s disease is a simple protein, called alpha-synuclein, gone rogue. The misfolded molecule forms sticky clumps called amyloids that jump from neur…
October 02, 2015

Does air pollution cause dementia?

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While coarse pollution particles seldom make it past our upper lungs, fine and ultrafine particles can travel from our nostrils along neural pathways directly into our brains. Once there, they can wre…
June 26, 2015

UNC scientists create smarter immune cells to treat Parkinson's disease

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As a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created smarter immune cells that produce and deliver a healing protein to the brai…
September 14, 2015

Researchers identify immune gene that can prevent Parkinson's disease and dementia

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Hereditary gene mutations have been known to play a part in the development of PD. A new research found that non-inherited PD can be traced to the functional changes in the Interferon-beta (IFN beta),…
October 12, 2015

Lewy body dementia: unrecognized and misdiagnosed

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August last year saw the passing of much-loved actor and comedian Robin Williams. At the time, friends and colleagues of the star claimed that depression led him to take his own life. But earlier this…
November 06, 2015

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