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Fighting Parkinson's disease through dance

Wednesday October 18, 2017

One treasure valley class is helping the Parkinson's community Idaho through the power of dance.

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Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinations

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Researchers have found that disconnections of brain areas involved in attention and visual processing may contribute to visual hallucinations in individuals with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The disconnected brain areas seen on functional MRI (fMRI) may be valuable in predicting the development of visual hallucinations in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Scientists Identify Structure of PINK1, Key Parkinson’s-protective Protein

Tuesday October 17, 2017

The 3D structure of the PINK1 enzyme, which is linked to the development of early-onset Parkinson’s disease (PD), has finally been identified by researchers at the University of Dundee.

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Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson's risk by 28 percent, study finds

Tuesday October 17, 2017

A class of drugs currently used to treat diabetes could lower the risk of developing Parkinson's, a new study reveals, offering hope of new prevention and treatment strategies for the disease.

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Advances in Brain Pacemaker Reduces Tremors, Helps Parkinson's Sufferers Live a More Normal Life

Tuesday October 10, 2017

It is most definitely brain surgery.

The skull is opened, and electrical leads are implanted directly into the tissue of the brain. These wires are connected to a small device that sends a small dose of electricity into the brain.

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Medical History Could Help Predict Parkinson's Disease Risk Long Before Diagnosis

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis developed a new computational method that can help predict if a patient will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease based solely on medical records.

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Changes in Olfactory Bulb Explain Loss of Smell in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Study Finds

Tuesday October 03, 2017

The olfactory bulb is significantly smaller in Parkinson’s disease patients compared to healthy individuals, a new study found, providing an anatomical explanation for the loss of the sense of smell in the early stages of the disease.

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Sleep Disturbances May Worsen Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease, Study Suggests

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Researchers reported a significant relationship between sleep disturbances in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and their disease-related disability, including tremors, impaired posture, and slowed movement. Also, excessive daytime sleepiness and REM sleep behavior disorder were more common in PD patients than control subjects.

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Australian Researchers Develop New Diagnostic Tool to Spot Early Signs of Parkinson’s

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have developed the first tool capable of diagnosing early signs of Parkinson’s disease even before symptoms are visible — offering new prospects for more effective treatments.

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GeneFo Webinar to Focus on Using Humor to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

Monday September 11, 2017

GeneFo, an internet resource on genetic diseases, is offering a free online lecture featuring humorist and author Yvonne deSousa, who has a neurodegenerative illness. The topic of the Sept. 27 discussion is how humor and laughter can help you to improve well-being and quality of life and to better manage symptoms.

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Recent News

Oct 18 - Fighting Parkinson's disease through dance
Oct 18 - Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinations
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
Oct 10 - Advances in Brain Pacemaker Reduces Tremors, Helps Parkinson's Sufferers Live a More Normal Life
Oct 10 - Medical History Could Help Predict Parkinson's Disease Risk Long Before Diagnosis
Oct 3 - Changes in Olfactory Bulb Explain Loss of Smell in Early Stages of Parkinson’s Disease, Study Finds
Oct 3 - Sleep Disturbances May Worsen Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease, Study Suggests
Sep 12 - Australian Researchers Develop New Diagnostic Tool to Spot Early Signs of Parkinson’s
Sep 11 - GeneFo Webinar to Focus on Using Humor to Manage Parkinson’s Disease
Sep 6 - Parkinson’s and the ‘D’ word
Sep 6 - Compounds in Asthma Drugs Might Be Used as Parkinson’s Treatment
Sep 5 - AstraZeneca Joins Takeda, Berg to Advance Development of Parkinson’s Disease Therapies
Sep 1 - Stem Cell Transplant Trial in Parkinson’s Patients Planned After Test in Japan Succeeds in Monkeys
Sep 1 - Titan to Start Phase 1/2 Study of Subdermal Implant to Deliver Requip to Parkinson’s Patients
Aug 30 - FDA Refuses Acorda’s Inbrija New Drug Application Due to Manufacturing Questions
Aug 23 - Support Groups: Are They for You?
Aug 22 - Internet Visits with Parkinson’s Specialist Can Be as Effective as In-person Visits, Trial Finds
Aug 21 - Cavion’s New CMO to Lead Cav3 Platform Development for Neurological Diseases
Aug 15 - Singing Helps Early-stage Parkinson’s Patients Retain Speech, Respiratory Control, Studies Show