Enfermedad de Parkinson, información, noticias, tratamientos, fármacos, investigación, terapias.

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Parkinson's disease is a condition in which an area of the brain becomes progressively damaged over several years. The main signs of Parkinson's disease are tremor, slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, treatments are available to help reduce symptoms and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.
  1. A study using a human enzyme, called cyclophilin 40, offers a new way to disentangle the faulty protein clumps in a range of neurodegenerative diseases.
  2. NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development.
  3. Scientists discover that fragments of the alpha-synuclein protein that clogs up dopamine cells in Parkinson's disease trigger an autoimmune response.
  4. Recent research on Parkinson's disease has focused on the gut-brain connection, examining patients' gut bacteria, and even how severing the vagus nerve connecting the stomach and brain might protect...
  5. New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk.
  6. Genetic variants linked to higher body mass index (BMI) are associated with lower risk of Parkinson disease, according to a study published by Nicholas Wood and colleagues from the University College...
  7. Investigations by scientists in Japan illustrate how the loss of a key mitochondrial protein facilitates the progression of Parkinson's disease. The findings are published in Nature Communications.
  8. A new study from the University of Hertfordshire, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has found that urinary dysfunction and incontinence observed among Parkinson's disease sufferers may start at the...
  9. Researchers have uncovered a link between higher intake of low-fat dairy products - particularly skim or low-fat milk - and a greater risk of Parkinson's.
  10. Scientists have developed a way to stimulate deep inside the brain with electrodes on the scalp, removing the need for invasive surgery to implant them.

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