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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease

Friday December 08, 2017

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.

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Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's, dementia

Friday December 08, 2017

If you thrash about in your sleep it could be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s and dementia, experts have warned.

People who sleep talk, twitch, jerk, shout, scream, hit and punch in their sleep could have a disorder that’s linked to the brain diseases, they said.

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Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's

Friday December 01, 2017

An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson’s disease, pointing at a group of lysosomal storage disorder genes as potential major contributors to the onset and progression of this common neurodegenerative disorder. The study appears in the journal Brain.

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Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients

Friday December 01, 2017

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that a therapy that combines Virtual Reality and treadmill exercise dramatically lowers the incidence of falling among Parkinson's patients by changing the brain's behavior and promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease.

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'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him

Friday November 17, 2017

Brad McMorris said he saw the entire progression of Parkinson's disease, from symptoms that began as bad posture and constipation to immobilization, when his dad was sic

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Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor

Friday November 17, 2017

An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published by the scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

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New research to target air pollution as a potential trigger for Parkinson’s

Friday November 17, 2017

The Department of Defense has awarded a multi-institutional team of scientists a series of grants totaling $4.37 million to investigate the potential role of airborne pollutants as triggers of Parkinson’s disease via the nose.

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This device will let you feel what it's like to suffer from Parkinson's

Friday November 17, 2017

Imagine actually feeling the symptoms of a loved one with a debilitating disease.

Soon you might be able to, with help of a device from Toronto-based design consultancy Klick Health. The team of doctors, engineers and designers came up with a way to mimic the feeling of having a Parkinson's tremor.

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How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?

Friday November 10, 2017

Parkinson's disease is a condition affecting nerve cells in the brain, which then impacts the way a person moves. But how is Parkinson's disease linked to depression?

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House votes to repeal ObamaCare's Medicare cost-cutting board

Friday November 10, 2017

Lawmakers voted 307-111 to abolish what is known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The board is tasked with coming up with Medicare cuts if spending rises above a certain threshold but has been criticized as outsourcing the work of Congress.

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Recent News

Dec 8 - New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease
Dec 8 - Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's, dementia
Dec 1 - Defects in cell's 'waste disposal system' linked to Parkinson's
Dec 1 - Dual virtual reality/treadmill exercises promote brain plasticity in Parkinson's patients
Nov 17 - 'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him
Nov 17 - Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor
Nov 17 - New research to target air pollution as a potential trigger for Parkinson’s
Nov 17 - This device will let you feel what it's like to suffer from Parkinson's
Nov 10 - How does Parkinson's disease influence depression?
Nov 10 - House votes to repeal ObamaCare's Medicare cost-cutting board
Nov 10 - Microsoft shows off watch that quiets Parkinson's tremors
Nov 3 - Utah group battling Parkinson's disease with boxing
Nov 3 - UVA-LED STUDY EXAMINES POTENTIAL OF SOUND WAVES TO MANAGE PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Oct 27 - Herbicide's link to Parkinson's disease
Oct 27 - NTU Singapore, KAIST scientists discover new mechanism that causes Parkinsonian symptoms
Oct 27 - 70,000 Washingtonians face higher insurance costs after Trump order, officials say
Oct 18 - Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinations
Oct 18 - Fighting Parkinson's disease through dance
Oct 17 - Scientists Identify Structure of PINK1, Key Parkinson’s-protective Protein
Oct 17 - Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28 percent, study finds