Search Results Tagged With parkinsons

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

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

Meet the woman who can smell Parkinson's


Joy Milne’s ability to pick up the scent of illness early could lead to a breakthrough in disease testing, finds Joan McFadden.
March 05, 2017

Parkinson’s DREAM Challenge Uses Mobile Sensor Data to Monitor Health Based on Movement


The Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker DREAM Challenge was just launched by Sage Bionetworks as the first of a series of open, crowd-funded projects designed to help researchers identify ways to us…
July 20, 2017

Cavion’s New CMO to Lead Cav3 Platform Development for Neurological Diseases


The biopharmaceutical company Cavion announced the appointment of a new executive vice president of research and development and chief medical officer to lead efforts advancing therapies based on the…
August 21, 2017

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


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


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



A sudden stinging pain. A sickening realization: the car door was slammed on the fingers of my left hand. Peter Dunlap-Shohl reflects on being vulnerable and the strength that arises from it.
August 29, 2018

Study suggests depression is precursor to Parkinson's disease


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


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

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