- Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a compound that could attack Parkinson’s disease in two different ways.
- Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO]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.
- In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, doses of the antioxidant molecule diapocynin prevented the progression of motor symptoms like impaired gait and balance.
- A fiber optic pen used with fMRI scans may help scientists understand the neural connections formed in the brains of children with learning disabilities.
- Parkinson's Disease Treatment Just Got Sweeter: Artificial Sweetener, Mannitol, Reduces 70% Of Symptoms In FliesA Parkinson's disease treatment involving mannitol could be a new cure for the neurodegenerative condition.
- Beer Goggles For Your Brain: Using Electric Brain Stimulation, Researchers Make People More Attractive And Hint At Parkinson’s TreatmentScientists have successfully stimulated the deep brain, using a small amount of targeted electricity, straight through the skull — opening up the possibility of treating Parkinson's disease.
- Anesthesia killed brain cells responsible for memory and learning in mice. Researchers believe it can affect humans in the same way, causing the cognitive problems people experience after surgery.
- Senior citizens may want to think twice about surgeries that require general anesthesia, as it can increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.
- Here's all you need to know about nutrition and diet to help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
- Phosphatidylserine supplements may help the brain produce proteins that are lacking in neurodegenerative disorders like familial dysautonomia and Parkinson’s disease.
- A major advance by Oregon researchers turns human skin cells into embryonic stem cells.
- Researchers use small doses of a leukemia drug to treat neurodegenerative diseases in a new study.
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.