Search Results Tagged With Parkinson's Study

Presynaptic Dopaminergic Lesion Predicts Drug-Induced Dyskinesia


Research suggests that the extent of presynaptic dopaminergic denervation before starting therapy may predict which patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) will later develop levodopa-induced dyskinesi…
May 15, 2014

Lab method sheds light on how genetic mutations cause inherited Parkinson's disease


Scientists have developed a new method of measuring the activity of disease-causing mutations in the LRRK2 gene, a major cause of inherited Parkinson's disease.
July 30, 2016

Parkinson's: Mutant gene interaction may pave the way for new treatments


New research finds that an interaction between a mutant gene and an abundant brain protein shows similarities with clinical indicators of Parkinson's disease. These findings could lead to new treatmen…
July 24, 2016

New laboratory model replicates early phase of Parkinson's before onset of motor symptoms


A new laboratory model of Parkinson's is giving scientists an inside look at what happens in the brain years before motor symptoms appear. Specifically, it demonstrates how abnormal alpha-synuclein pr…
August 09, 2016

Parkinson's Disease Could Be Diagnosed Through Eye Check, Mice Help Researchers In Further Study


Although Parkinson's remain to be the second most common degenerative diseases in the world, experts are still struggling to find a way to detect and treat the disease. But, researchers say they now h…
August 22, 2016

Cognitive control plays major role in Parkinson’s Gait


A new study by Tel Aviv researchers shows the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain associated with cognitive functions, plays a major role in “Parkinson’s Gait.”
August 21, 2016

NZ Parkinson's Trial on Hold - Experts Respond


An Auckland biotech company is putting its trial of an experimental Parkinson's disease treatment on hold following the withdrawal of previous animal research. Living Cell Technologies (LCT) has su…
February 20, 2014

‘Lessebo’ Effect Implications for Parkinson’s Therapies


Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have a reduced objective response to treatment given in a clinical trial if they know they may be taking a placebo, research shows. This “lessebo effect” is t…
May 14, 2014

Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit Enables iPhone Parkinson’s Disease Study To Release Treasure Trove Of Data


Can the iPhone cure disease? That’s the hope behind a landmark study of Parkinson’s disease released Thursday that used Apple’s iPhone to track the progression of the disease among 9,500 people — with…
March 03, 2016

Impaired New Learning Identified in Patients with Parkinson Disease


Kessler Foundation scientists collaborated with colleagues in Spain to study memory and learning in patients with Parkinson Disease (PD). They found that the Parkinson group's ability to learn new inf…
March 23, 2014

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