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Î±-Synuclein Mutant Mice Display Parkinson's Disease-Like Sleep And Motor Problems
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2013.06.11]
The presence of Lewy bodies in nerve cells, formed by intracellular deposits of the protein Î±-synuclein, is a characteristic pathologic feature of Parkinson's Disease (PD). In the quest for an animal model of PD that mimics motor and non-motor symptoms of human PD, scientists have developed strains of mice that overexpress Î±-synuclein...
Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease And Muscular Degeneration Could Be Impacted By Stem Cell Study
Source: Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today [2013.06.05]
Scientists have taken a vital step forward in understanding how cells from skin tissue can be reprogrammed to become stem cells. New research could pave the way to generate these stem cells efficiently to better understand and develop treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and muscular degeneration...
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
Movement Disorder Docs Meet Down Under
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2013.06.14]
SYDNEY (MedPage Today) -- Parkinson's disease will get the main spotlight at the annual meeting of the Movement Disorder Society next week, but dystonia, tics, ataxia, spasticity, and other disorders will share the stage here.
Neuroscientists Examine Neural Synchronization Patterns During Addiction
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2013.06.07]
A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction. The two-year study could have broad implications for treating addiction and understanding brain function in conditions such as Parkinson's disease...
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...
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...