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Titan to Start Phase 1/2 Study of Subdermal Implant to Deliver Requip to Parkinson’s Patients

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a green light to Titan Pharmaceuticals to begin a first-in-human clinical trial testing an implant that provides continuous release of ropinirole…
September 01, 2017

Parkinson’s and the ‘D’ word

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On my first visit to see my neurologist several years ago, much to my surprise, I was asked if I struggled with depression. I answered no. My doctor proceeded to tell me that depression is one of the…
September 06, 2017

Study suggests depression is precursor to Parkinson's disease

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People with depression are at significantly greater risk for Parkinson’s disease than the general population, and those with severe depression are especially vulnerable, according to an article publis…
May 21, 2015

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

Phone app to help spot Parkinson's disease symptoms

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Up to 10 million people around the world are living with Parkinson's disease, which causes symptoms such as a shuffling walk and tremor in the hands. But researchers in the UK hope that a phone app,…
January 31, 2016

Smartphones Track Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers are using smartphones to collect and analyze data on motor symptoms and mobility of patients with early Parkinson's disease (PD). The technology reflects how well patients with PD are func…
June 08, 2017

A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a strong role in the development of Parkinson's disease. While it's not clear i…
June 22, 2017

Do Statins Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease? Some Researchers Think So

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Treatment with statins may accelerate the development of Parkinson’s disease in people already at risk for this disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine.…
June 26, 2017

Human Limitations Could Prevent Us From Advancing in Science. AI Could Help.

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Three times a day I take a drug called levodopa. I take it because my brain does not produce enough dopamine, without it my hands and feet shake and I have difficulty getting my body to do what I want…
June 19, 2017

New Digital Cognitive Assessment Tool Receives Positive FDA Review

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The cognitive science company Cogstate received approval to market a new digital cognitive assessment tool to assist healthcare professionals in measuring cognition in patients ages 6 to 99, either in…
July 31, 2017

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