News related to Requip (Ropinirole) and/or conditions it is approved for
Ultra-high-field MRI may allow earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2014.03.07]
New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson's disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of this research are published online in the journal Radiology.Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disease characterized by shaking, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination. With no radiologic techniques available to aid in diagnosis, clinicians have had to rely on medical history and neurological examination.
International stem cell corporation announces positive interim data from primate study Parkinson's disease cell therapy
Source: Stem Cell Research News From Medical News Today [2014.03.06]
International Stem Cell Corporation, a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, today announced positive data from the first interim analysis of the ongoing IND-enabling pharmacology/toxicology primate study being conducted under the supervision of Professor D. Eugene Redmond Jr. MD, of Yale University Medical School.
Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Source: MedicineNet Tremor Specialty [2014.01.10]
Title: Gene Therapy May Hold Promise for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2014 7:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Hoarseness Specialty [2013.12.04]
Title: Parkinson's Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
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
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
Diagnosing Parkinson's earlier with ultra-high field MRI looks promising
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2014.03.07]
Diagnosis of Parkinson's disease is not easy or straightforward: it can often be hard to distinguish from other diseases. Currently, clinicians have to rely on medical history and neurological examination, as there are no reliable radiologic techniques to aid in diagnosis.
New constipation treatment under study for Parkinson's patients
Source: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology News From Medical News Today [2014.03.04]
Constipation can be another uncomfortable problem for patients with Parkinson's disease that standard treatment won't relieve, researchers say. "Constipation in Parkinson's is very prevalent," said Dr. John C.
Misfolded molecules unravelled using 'reprogrammed' yeast protein; implications for new brain disease therapies
Source: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS News From Medical News Today [2014.01.20]
At the heart of brain diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease is protein misfolding, in which distorted proteins are unable to perform their normal functions. At present, there is no known way to reverse protein misfolding.But James Shorter, Ph.D.
New therapeutic target for Huntington's disease
Source: Huntingtons Disease News From Medical News Today [2014.01.10]
Research from Western University (London, Canada) has revealed a possible new target for treating movement disorders such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease.
Insight into epilepsy provided by new research
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2013.12.31]
Experiments using mice have led to new research results showing that the amount of microRNA-128 has a great impact on the musculoskeletal system. If the level of microRNA-128 is increased, it leads to lower neuron activity and can thereby help reduce uncontrolled movements in connection with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. MicroRNA-128 can similarly be decreased to boost the neuron activity.
"Virtual house calls" for Parkinson's patients
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2013.12.06]
A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson's disease. For individuals with the condition - many of whom have never seen a specialist - these "virtual house calls" could allow them to live independently while effectively manage the symptoms of the disease.