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2012-02-07 21:11:13

Parkinson's disease researchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered how mutations in the parkin gene cause the disease, which afflicts at least 500,000 Americans and for which there is no cure.

2011-09-12 05:14:05

Dopamine is more than just for pleasure! The lack of the brain chemical dopamine can rewire the interaction between two groups of brain cells and lead to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

2011-08-25 14:08:05

Thanks to a new diagnostic imaging technique, physicians now have an objective test to evaluate patients for parkinsonian syndromes, such as Parkinson's disease. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is among the first institutions in the country to offer DaTscan™, the only FDA-approved imaging agent for assessment of movement disorders.

2009-10-07 09:05:29

A Michigan hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer.

2009-10-06 14:07:00

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is embarking on a research study for advanced Parkinson's disease using a state-of-the-art treatment called gene transfer.

2009-09-02 13:39:01

University of Florida scientists say they've found a common antibiotic can become an off switch for a gene therapy being developed for Parkinson's disease. The scientists, led by Professor Ronald Mandel, said their discovery made during a study involving rats answers an important question -- how can new, therapeutic genes that have been irrevocably delivered to the human brain to treat Parkinson's be controlled if the genes unexpectedly start causing problems? The researchers also said prior...

2009-08-05 11:28:43

Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990's.


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