Parkinson's disease studies improve patient movement
April 25, 2011
Two new studies indicate that low-intensity rather than vigorous exercise and a new drug combination may help people with Parkinson's disease to improve their mobility and control involuntary movement.More...
Foundation seeks support during Parkinson's Awareness Month
April 21, 2011
Helping to educate the public about misconceptions about Parkinson's disease is the goal of this year's theme, "Shatter the Myths," during April, which is Parkinson's Awareness Month.More...
Genetic link seen in Parkinson's and related cancers
April 13, 2011
A research team at the University of Utah, reviewing records that date back as much as 100 years, believe there is a genetic link for those with Parkinson's disease and an increased risk that they and their relatives can also develop melanoma and prostate cancer.More...
Parkinson's disease drug linked to impulse control disorder
April 4, 2011
A group of Parkinson's disease drugs called dopamine agonists are linked to the development of impulse control disorder, a psychological condition characterized by a patient's inability to stop performing actions harmful to oneself and others.More...
African-Americans suffer more severe parkinsonism
January 4, 2011
The slow movements and tremors that characterize parkinsonism - including Parkinson's disease, the most common form of the condition - are most severe in African-Americans with lower levels of income and education, a recent study found.More...
Remote monitoring of Parkinson's symptoms possible
November 23, 2010
By analyzing the speech patterns of patients with Parkinson's disease, American and British researchers have concluded that physicians may be able to monitor symptoms of the condition remotely.More...
New DBS guidelines set for Parkinson's patients
October 28, 2010
New guidelines for the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for individuals with Parkinson's disease were published online recently in the Archives of Neurology.More...
DBS may help memory in Alzheimer's patients
October 26, 2010
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), used for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, shows promise of improving memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new Canadian study.More...
Parkinson's may be linked to sleep disorder
September 17, 2010
Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders may be related to a sleep disorder in which individuals aggresssively act out their dreams during the rapid eye movement cycle of sleep.More...
Major grant funds gene therapy for muscular dystrophy
August 12, 2010
The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has received a $600,000 grant to conduct clinical testing of gene therapy aimed at improving muscle function in those with muscular dystrophy.More...
Neuroscientists link gaseous molecule to degenerative diseases
August 2, 2010
A gaseous molecule known as nitric oxide (NO) could be the cause of nerve cell death that occurs in conditions such as Parkinson's,. Huntington's and Alzheimer's diseases, according to researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.More...
Brain study may lead to understanding of Huntington's Disease
July 30, 2010
Researchers have identified brain circuitry linked to the start and end of movement sequences that could lead to a better understanding of disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease.More...
Specific 'add on' drug works best to treat Parkinson's disease
July 12, 2010
A new study indicates that dopamine agonists, an oral "add on" drug taken by people with Parkinson's disease, is the most effective of the three such drugs commonly taken for the condition.More...
Parkinsons disease may inhibit patients recognition of other peoples emotions
April 22, 2010
Two recent studies indicate that those with Parkinson's disease, who often feel socially isolated, have difficulty recognizing emotions expressed by other people by facial movement and their voices.More...
Commonly used ibuprofen shown to lower risk of Parkinsons disease
April 6, 2010
A long-term study of people who used over-the-counter drugs aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen found that those who took ibuprofen regularly had a substantially lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.More...
Mayo Clinic researcher awarded major grant from Parkinsons research foundation
March 23, 2010
A Mayo Clinic neuroscientist who helped pioneer the genetic link to Parkinson's disease has been awarded a two-year $500,000 grant by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF).More...
Heart medication may also protect against Parkinsons disease, study finds
February 15, 2010
A cardiovascular medication has been found to cut the risk of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as 30 percent, report researchers from UCLA.More...
Treadmill training shows improved walking movements for people with Parkinsons
February 11, 2010
A study published by The Cochrane Library in London shows that treadmill training may help people with Parkinson's disease develop better walking movements.More...
A new genetic link is made to Parkinsons disease risk
February 4, 2010
A team of doctors and geneticists have isolated a new link the pyridoxal kinase gene as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease.More...
Parkinsons disease foundation will support studies on placebo effect
December 31, 2009
A well-known Parkinson's disease research foundation has agreed to fund two studies related to the placebo effect on patients living with Parkinson's.More...