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Game-Changers in 2015: Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday December 29, 2015

New therapies that offer a better way of delivering carbidopa/levodopa were the biggest clinical advance in Parkinson's disease, according to a plurality of experts contacted by MedPage Today. But the responses fell short of a consensus.

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Hepatitis C Linked to Parkinson's disease

Wednesday December 23, 2015

Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) significantly increases the risk for Parkinson's disease (PD), new research shows.

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New drug that protects dopamine cells raises treatment hope for Parkinson's

Thursday December 17, 2015

Researchers who tested a new drug in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease showed it can change the behavior of immune cells so they protect dopamine-producing cells instead of attacking them.

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Parkinson's stem cell therapy OK'd for testing

Monday December 14, 2015

In what appears to be a medical first, a stem cell-based treatment for the root cause of Parkinson’s disease has been accepted for human testing.

The Australian government’s approval for Carlsbad-based International Stem Cell Corp., or ISCO, also represents a milestone in the company’s quest to develop its own kind of stem cells for therapy.

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Opinion - Caregiving: Not just a personal issue but also a legislative one

Thursday December 10, 2015

Right now, about 40 million Americans, like you and me, are assisting older parents, spouses, partners, children with disabilities, other family members and friends, helping them remain in their own homes and communities - where they want to be.

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Drinking milk is linked to Parkinson's disease: Study

Wednesday December 09, 2015

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative disorder that affects motor neurons in the brain. While researchers speculated that chemicals found in cows’ milk might be responsible, there was little evidence to detail how dairy products like milk and cheese might be affecting people’s risk of the disease.

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Parkinson's disease researchers discover way to reprogram the genome

Monday December 07, 2015

Parkinson's disease researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons. They have identified - and found a way to overcome -a key obstacle to such cellular conversions. At the same time, the researchers say the finding has profound implications for changing the way scientists work with all cells.

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The Medical Minute: With Parkinson's disease, countering symptoms is key

Thursday December 03, 2015

Research on Parkinson’s has found that the neurons are dying for a reason, so replacing dying cells with stem cells tends not to work – the new cells come under attack just as the old ones did.

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Protecting the brain from Parkinson's disease

Wednesday December 02, 2015

Although a number of treatments exist to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, to date, none reliably slow the progression of the disease. In 2013, a molecule called GM1 ganglioside showed promise in patients for not only relieving symptoms but also slowing disease progression. However, GM1 ganglioside has been difficult to make and to deliver to patients for regular use. Now, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have demonstrated a way to help the brain of mice produce more of its own GM1 ganglioside in a study published December 2nd in the open access journal PLOS ONE.

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Watch: The brain may be able to repair itself - with help

Tuesday December 01, 2015

Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells. Similar to stem cells, they are extremely adaptable and, when extracted from a brain, cultured and then re-injected in a lesioned area of the same brain, they can help repair and rebuild it. "With a little help," Bloch says, "the brain may be able to help itself."

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