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Monday January 20, 2020
Study Unravels New Insights into Parkinson’s Protein
University of Buffalo Medicine
The new study explores alpha-synuclein’s basic properties, with a focus on a section of the protein known as the non-amyloidal component (NAC). The research was done on fruit fly larvae that were genetically engineered to produce both normal and mutated forms of human alpha-synuclein.
“We show that in fruit fly larvae, we’re able to prevent some problems mimicking symptoms of Parkinson’s, such as accumulation of alpha-synuclein in neurons,” Gunawardena says.
New Research Suggests that CBD May be an Alternative Treatment for Patients with Parkinson’s and Anxiety
The Fresh Toast
Published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the study looked at the effects of CBD in people with 24 Parkinson’s: half were given 300 milligrams of CBD, while the other half received a placebo. While monitoring blood pressure, heart rates, and tremor frequencies, scientists administered a Simulated Public Speaking Test (SPST) 90 minutes after the CBD dose. Those who received CBD had significant reductions in anxiety and tremors.
Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis
BBC
"Rock star Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he has Parkinson's.
The Black Sabbath singer, 71, told US TV show Good Morning America he has a "mild form" and found out about it after suffering a fall last February."