By Ben Wolford | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:00
Some patients with Parkinson's disease respond to treatments they aren't actually given. Doctors are trying to understand why.
By Ben Wolford | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:00
Someday, scientists could wield a protein to keep healthy neurons alive and block it to keep brain cancer cells at bay.
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 16:00
German clinical trial finds that deep brain stimulation enhances the driving skills of Parkinson’s disease patients.
By Peter Sergo | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 18:13
Using mice, researchers showed the importance of circadian clock proteins in neurons, which, in their absence, could deteriorate and possibly lead to Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease.
By Chris Weller | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:50
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have targeted a new set of genes responsible for igniting key mechanisms of Parkinson's disease.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 10/14/2013 - 16:02
Exercise leads to better brain health by kick-starting the production of various proteins. Now, researchers believe these processes could lead to treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 13:02
Scripps Research Institute devises a new strategy for treating multiple sclerosis in mice with a repurposed Parkinson’s disease drug.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 09/22/2013 - 16:10
A spoon with motion sensors commonly found in smartphones could help people with hand tremors eat without worrying that they might spill their food.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 19:19
Although she has been diagnosed only recently, Linda Ronstadt believes she had early warning signs of Parkinson's disease years ago. Now, she is questioning which alternative treatments, including marijuana, may help her.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:09
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease after undergoing surgery to treat prostate cancer.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 17:26
University of Toronto scientists have found a link between a piece of DNA missing from chromosome 22 and early-onset Parkinson’s disease.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 08/06/2013 - 15:22
Dave Parker, former right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, reveals he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 19:41
The Nintendo Wii Balance Board helped people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance and mobility. Even without the balance board, the Wii has proven to be beneficial in helping people deal with Parkinson's and many other illnesses.
By Samantha Olson | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 16:20
Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a compound that could attack Parkinson’s disease in two different ways.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:50
Parkinson's disease patient Andrew Johnson recorded a video of what happens when he turns off his deep brain stimulation (DBS) pacemaker, demonstrating the dramatic relief his implant offers from motor symptoms.