Search Results Tagged With Parkinsons Research

Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?


Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the bod…
August 23, 2013

Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?


Scientists have discovered abnormal genes associated with Parkinson’s and have identified up to 18 gene loci (potential DNA sites) that may be involved.
March 08, 2012

Parkinson Gene: Nerve Growth Factor Halts Mitochondrial Degeneration


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


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

Is your environment a high risk PD zone?


Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?
July 25, 2013

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's


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


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


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


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


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

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