Possible Cause of Tremor in Parkinson Disease
Dopamine may not be the only neurotransmitter affected in Parkinson disease.
Potential Device for at-Home Parkinson Treatment
A Johns Hopkins team is designing the STIMband, a non-invasive brain-stimulating device that may provide at-home Parkinson treatment.
LRRK2 Inhibition for PD-related Neurodegeneration
Researchers test a compound that shows promise as a Parkinson treatment.
Cannibalism and the Resistant Brain
Studies of a kuru epidemic in a formerly cannibalistic tribe could lead to further understanding of other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer and Parkinson.
A Diabetes Drug May Prevent Parkinson Disease
New treatments for Parkinson disease are greatly needed, since current medications delay the progression of the disease but do not cure it.
Head Trauma and the Risk of Parkinson Disease
Our blogger discusses a recent study investigating the likelihood of head trauma in older patients leading to the onset of Parkinson disease and the implications of the findings.
Parkinson Disease in the News
Several new findings in the field of Parkinson’s disease (PD) research could impact treatment as well as diagnosis.
Depression Could Increase Risk of Parkinson Disease
Patients with PD commonly suffer from depression. A recent cohort study investigated the association between depression and subsequent PD diagnosis.
Parkinson Update: New Tricks and Old Drugs
New PD medications and treatments are being developed and novel uses for existing drugs are being discovered.
Skin Test May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer, Parkinson Diseases
A skin test used to detect elevated levels of abnormal proteins may allow earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases, according to a new study.