- The link between an excess of iron and Parkinson’s Disease may have to do with damaged lysosomes, the cell’s protein recycling centers.
- Chronic exposure to BMAA, a neurotoxin found in a common species of algae found in freshwater lakes and ponds, has been linked to brain changes that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
- GyroGlove, developed by tech startup GyroGear, can help people with Parkinson's disease stabilize their hand tremors.
- New research suggests high levels of urate in the blood could help protect against Parkinson's disease.
- Parkinson's has yet to be cured, but can a drug meant for lowering cholesterol help slow it down?
- A bevy of new tech innovations at CES 2016 are helping or will soon help manage medical conditions and disabilities.
- New research suggests that people with hepatitis C infection have a 30 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
- A new study pinpointed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s distinct walk, in which his left arm swings far more than his right, as a result of his years weapon training in the KGB.
- A new study examining Japanese men in Hawaii finds that pesticides in milk were linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.
- Scottish grandmother Joy Milne has correctly identified seven cases of Parkinson's disease, and that doesn't include her husband's.
- National Geographic Channel will premiere a live, deep brain stimulation (DBS) neurosurgery on Sunday, Oct. 25.
- A class of diabetes drug has been found to reduce a user's risk of Parkinson's by 28 percent.
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.