- A gene mutation found in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease might be causing the neurodegenerative condition by destroying the very cells it’s supposed to protect.
- New research suggests the inability to smell certain scents may be an early sign of Parkinson's disease.
- Researchers discovered a link between Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease that may reveal a new treatment option.
- New study indicates that minority patients aren't getting the same level of treatment as their white counterparts.
- A new study has found evidence that past flu infections may trigger the onset of a progressive neurodegenerative disease.
- A potential new Parkinson's disease treatment successfully reversed and even cured disease symptoms in mice, although it's still unclear whether these results can be reproduced in humans.
- For those avoiding a painful and scary lumbar puncture, a blood test might tell them what kind of neurodegenerative disorder they have.
- Scientists have found a way to test your blood for multiple sclerosis.
- Sending electrical signals through the brain could treat Alzheimer’s, but will patients with dementia be able to consent to a clinical trial?
- The Mediterranean diet for many years has been linked to health benefits. New research finds even more benefits to plants that grow in the region.
- A breakthrough new device can tell you what disease is making you sick or waiting to strike, including cancers, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and kidney disease.
- A drug called MSDC-0160 that was originally developed for Type 2 diabetes has the potential to be the world's first treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Modern treatments are effective at managing the early motor symptoms of the disease.