News related to Requip (Ropinirole) and/or conditions it is approved for
Keeping astrocytes' phagocytic process from slowing has implications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Source: Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today [2013.11.27]
Stanford University School of Medicine neuroscientists have discovered a new role played by a common but mysterious class of brain cells.
New targets for Parkinson's disease identified by gene-silencing study
Source: Genetics News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson's disease. The findings also may be relevant to several diseases caused by damage to mitochondria, the biological power plants found in cells throughout the body.
Parkinson's Disease Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Stages and Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Tremor Specialty [2013.11.21]
Title: Parkinson's Disease Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Stages and Treatment
Created: 8/16/2011 6:25:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
Source: MedicineNet Birth Defects Specialty [2013.09.10]
Title: Genetic Syndrome May Have Links to Parkinson's Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 9/9/2013 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
Discovery of chemical signature for 'fast' form of Parkinson's could lead to earlier detection, more effective disease management
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly.Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now, for the first time, identified a biochemical signal in the blood associated with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson's.
Resveratrol mitigates effects of methamphetamine abuse
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2013.11.22]
Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson's disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements.
How oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage relate to neurodegenerative diseases
Source: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS News From Medical News Today [2013.08.11]
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.