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Dietary Nicotine In Peppers May Reduce Risk Of Developing Parkinson's Disease
Source: Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today [2013.05.12]
New research reveals that Solanaceae - a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine - may provide a protective effect against Parkinson's disease...
Muhammad Ali's Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinson's Disease
Source: MedicineNet Clinical Trials Specialty [2013.05.03]
Title: Muhammad Ali's Daughter Champions Fight Against Parkinson's Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 5/3/2013 10:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incurable Neurological Disorder HDLS Often Incorrectly Diagnosed As Alzheimer's Disease, MS Or Parkinson's Disease
Source: Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today [2013.04.13]
The very serious hereditary disease HDLS was discovered in 1984 in Sweden. Many HDLS patients are still incorrectly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, MS or Parkinson's disease, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a more certain diagnosis method - and are seeking to find a treatment for the "unknown" neurological disorder...
Key Initiator To Prion And Parkinson's Disease Is Likely Brain Inflammation
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2012.12.03]
Prion diseases represent a family of neurodegenerative disorders associated with the loss of brain cells and caused by proteins called prions (derived from 'protein' and 'infection'). The diseases are found in both humans and animals, such as Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and mad cow disease respectively...
Parkinson's Disease Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet amantadine Specialty [2011.08.31]
Title: Parkinson's Disease Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 8/23/2011 12:53:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2011 2:27:29 PM
Source: MedicineNet amantadine Specialty [2010.08.23]
Title: Parkinson's Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Faulty Energy Production In Brain Cells Leads To Learning Disabilities
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.05.18]
Dysfunctional mitochondria in brain cells can result in learning disabilities, according to a new study in Molecular Cell. The association between dysfunctional mitochondria and Parkinson's disease has been known, but this new study, led by neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken of VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and KU Leuven, has revealed that it is also present in other disorders of the brain. Patrik Verstreken (VIB / KU Leuven) said: "This discovery shows that energy production in brain cells is the basis of various brain disorders...
Breakthrough Marks The First Time Human Stem Cells Have Been Produced Via Nuclear Transfer
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.05.17]
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body. It is believed that stem cell therapies hold the promise of replacing cells damaged through injury or illness. Diseases or conditions that might be treated through stem cell therapy include Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal cord injuries. The research breakthrough, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D...
Leukemia Drug Prevents Build-Up Of Toxic Brain Protein
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2013.05.14]
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's disease in the brains of mice. This finding provides the basis to plan a clinical trial in humans to study the effects...
Transplanted Human Brain Cells Grow In Mice
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2013.05.10]
A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that these cells might one day be used to treat people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity...
Delaying The Aging Process By Boosting 'Cellular Garbage Disposal'
Source: Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today [2013.05.08]
UCLA life scientists have identified a gene previously implicated in Parkinson's disease that can delay the onset of aging and extend the healthy life span of fruit flies. The research, they say, could have important implications for aging and disease in humans...
Heat Shock Protein Hsp104 Could Be Developed To Eliminate Toxic Clumps Linked With Neurodegenerative Diseases
Source: Huntingtons Disease News From Medical News Today [2012.11.21]
Several fatal brain disorders, including Parkinson's disease, are connected by the misfolding of specific proteins into disordered clumps and stable, insoluble fibrils called amyloid. Amyloid fibrils are hard to break up due to their stable, ordered structure. For example, a-synuclein forms amyloid fibrils that accumulate in Lewy Bodies in Parkinson's disease...