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Parkinson Gene: Nerve Growth Factor Halts Mitochondrial Degeneration

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Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease involve the death of thousands of neurons in the brain. Nerve growth factors produced by the body, such as GDNF, promote the survival of the neurons…
January 31, 2014

Tipping Point of Parkinson's Disease, Discovered by Cambridge University

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Scientists believe they have found the tipping point in the brain which triggers Parkinson’s Disease in a breakthrough which brings hope of future therapies.
February 02, 2015

Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease

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A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting.
July 14, 2016

More American men diagnosed with Parkinson's

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Rates of Parkinson's disease may be on the rise for U.S. men over the past three decades, and the trend could be tied to declines in smoking, a new study suggests.
June 20, 2016

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's

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Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014

High-intensity Strength Training Shows Benefit for Parkinson's Patients

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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Pa…
January 27, 2014

New Laser Device Helps Parkinson's Patients Walk

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Parkinson’s disease slowly destroys the brain’s ability to control the muscles, depriving the patients of their mobility. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, Florida, have developed a las…
February 03, 2014

Co-localisation sheds light on mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease

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Neuron death is an obvious aspect of neurodegenerative disease but a complex puzzle of biological pathways and interactions needs to be teased apart to understand the underlying mechanisms. Philip …
February 10, 2014

University of Michigan gets $11.5M grant to launch five-year Parkinson's disease study

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Scientists and doctors at the University of Michigan were given an $11.5 million grant to launch a five-year study into better treating and understanding Parkinson's disease – with the main goal of un…
October 06, 2014

Cholesterol Medication Simvastatin Tested As Potential Treatment For Parkinson's Disease In New Clinical Trial

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The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are currently carrying out a clinical trial in which they’re using the treatment on 198 Parkinson’s disease patients who aren’t curr…
January 12, 2016

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