- New research has identified a specific genetic mutation associated with the early onset of Parkinson's disease among Caucasians, a finding that could lead to more personalized medical care.
- Essential tremor is frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease, and here's what you need to know about both.
- Sunlight and the vitamin D that comes from it already has a huge impact on our health, but now researchers think it may slow aging and prevent age-related diseases.
- Symptoms of the neurodegenerative disorder begin gradually and get worse over the time.
- Researchers have developed a test that's able to identify cases of Parkinson's Disease and certain forms of dementia with greater than 90 percent accuracy.
- A simple and non-invasive eye test may spot vision changes before Parkinson's symptoms appear.
- Researchers systematically recorded, for the first time, neural activity in the striatum, the part of the brain that deals with cognitive and motor functions.
- Researchers successfully use cinnamon to reverse brain changes in mice that result in poor learning.
- A third gene has been added to the list of mutations that have been linked to genetic cases of Parkinson’s disease.
- The drug, Nuplazid, is expected to be priced at $13,500 per patient for a year, according to Leerink analyst Paul Matteis.
- Medical Daily takes a look at the ins-and-outs of brain stimulation, from its useful applications in medicine to its growing but possibly unwarranted hype as a mind enhancer.
- A fall causing serious injury could act as a heads up for a Parkinson's diagnosis years down the road.
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.