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Information on Parkinson's disease. Learn about Parkinson's disease treatments, symptoms, new research and medication.
  1. A new study on UHT milk is helping scientists to better understand Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes, opening the door to improved treatments for these age-related diseases.
  2. The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it -- ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example. Scientists have now succeeded in turning human stem cells derived from skin samples into tiny, 3-D, brain-like cultures.
  3. The viruses hepatitis B and C may both be associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study. The hepatitis virus affects the liver.
  4. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive condition that often results in mobility impairments and can lead to decreased health-related quality of life (HRQL) and death. There is evidence that physical activity can delay decline in PD patients. Researchers determined that that people who exercised regularly had significantly slower declines in HRQL and mobility over a two-year period.
  5. A new transformative approach to defining, studying and treating Parkinson's disease has been revealed by investigators. Rather than approaching Parkinson's disease as a single entity, the international cadre of researchers advocates targeting therapies to distinct 'nodes or clusters' of patients based on specific symptoms or molecular features of their disease.
  6. When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging does not reflect the number of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, as previously assumed.
  7. Folinic acid can protect neurons in fruit flies, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with Parkinson's disease in fruit flies.
  8. Parkinson's disease, and medications to treat Parkinson's, have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome, new research shows.
  9. Investigators find that a gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease.
  10. The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve. Instead, say researchers, the protein may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and outside of the brain.

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