Search Results Tagged With lewy bodies

Key to the development of fundamental treatment methods for Parkinson's disease


Lewy bodies had been considered to be a key element of pathogenesis for Parkinson’s disease. Although structural analysis for Lewy bodies with an electron microscope had been performed, it had no seco…
January 12, 2016

A better model for Parkinson's disease


Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson's disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel resear…
February 01, 2016

Mechanism that 'melts' protein clumps may lead to new Parkinson's treatments


A new study provides fresh insights into a possible molecular method for reducing Lewy bodies - protein clumps found in the region of the brain that loses dopamine cells in people with Parkinson's dis…
October 19, 2015

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


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

Researchers find that stem cell treatment may reduce cognitive impairment related to dementia with Lewy bodies


Neural stem cells transplanted into damaged brain sites in mice dramatically improved both motor and cognitive impairments associated with dementia with Lewy bodies, according to University of Califor…
October 19, 2015

Lewy body dementia: unrecognized and misdiagnosed


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

Gene therapy prevents Parkinson's disease in animal model


Gene therapy to reduce production of a brain protein successfully prevented development of Parkinson's disease in an animal study, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Me…
June 15, 2015

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