Parkinson’s disease is a condition in which an area of the brain becomes progressively damaged over several years. The main signs of Parkinson’s disease are tremor, slow movement, stiff and inflexible muscles. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, treatments are available to help reduce symptoms and maintain quality of life for as long as possible.
- How a gut infection might spark Parkinson's July 19, 2019
Scientists are still unpicking the processes involved in Parkinson's. A new study ties together bacterial infection, mitochondria, and the immune system.
- What are the side effects of amantadine? July 3, 2019
Amantadine is a drug that helps treat Parkinson's disease. This article takes a close look at the side effects of amantadine, which can range from mild to severe.
- Could this newly discovered protein help treat Parkinson's? July 3, 2019
Researchers have identified a protein that could reduce toxic aggregations in the brain. Their finding could lead to new therapies for Parkinson's disease.
- Scientists track Parkinson's journey from gut to brain in mice June 26, 2019
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, scientists can now track the journey of toxic protein from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve.
- These common drugs may increase dementia risk June 25, 2019
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half.
- Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works June 22, 2019
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications.
- How ultrasound could help curb Parkinson's June 10, 2019
Mouse study shows that focused ultrasound and injected microbubbles can help curb early Parkinson's disease by allowing drugs to access the brain.
- Parkinson's: New gene therapy shows promise for prevention June 7, 2019
Researchers from Japan have tested a new gene therapy against Parkinson's disease using mouse models. Their results suggest that the approach is effective.
- Bipolar disorder may increase risk of Parkinson's May 28, 2019
A recent study concludes that experiencing bipolar disorder during adulthood increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease later in life.
- Using EEG data to diagnose Parkinson's disease May 27, 2019
A team of researchers behind a new study believe that an EEG could be a noninvasive and affordable way to detect Parkinson’s disease.