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Your Weekly Parkinson's News Update for the Week of 11.12.18

Monday November 12, 2018
Singing May Reduce Stress, Improve Motor Function
for People with Parkinson's
MedicalXpress
This is one of the first studies to look at how singing affects heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol in people with Parkinson's. All three levels were reduced; there were no significant differences in happiness or anger after class, but participants were less anxious and sad after singing class.
Scientists Confirm the Role of 'Molecular Switch' in Parkinson's
Medical News Today
Scientists have confirmed that a protective cell mechanism can be disrupted in the brains of people with Parkinson's. This discovery reveals new potential to intervene with the degeneration of neurons. The mechanism protects cells against damage caused by faulty mitochondria, the small power units that produce cells' energy.
How to Get Through the Cold of Winter
Parkinson's News Today
"Winter has just about landed upon us, and it’s getting to be that time of year when we hang up garden tools, freeze-proof the outside water spigots, and pull out the heavy sweaters and rain boots. For many of us, it also means trying to get warm and comfortable with our Parkinson’s disease while freezing as we watch the snow fall outside our windows."
United Neuroscience Strengthens Vaccine Pipeline
with Novel Immunotherapy for Parkinson's
PR Newswire
A clinical-stage biotech company, United Neuroscience (UNS), is pioneering a new class of medicine to treat and prevent brain disorders. UNS announced the presentation of pre-clinical evidence for UB-312, a Parkinson's disease vaccine candidate, at the Parkinson's UK Research Conference held in York, England. Dr. Hui Jing Yu highlighted the potential of the Company's technology to address brain disorders across a variety of therapeutic areas, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.