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2012-10-22 22:39:08

Analysis of specific biomarkers in a cerebrospinal fluid sample can differentiate patients with Alzheimer's disease from those with other types of dementia.

2012-05-16 00:59:30

Two studies by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggest that, in the future, colonic tissue obtained during either colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy may be used to predict who will develop Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder of aging that that leads to progressive deterioration of motor function due to loss of neurons in the brain that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to executing movement.

2011-10-05 19:11:29

New research suggests that small "seed" amounts of diseased brain proteins can be taken up by healthy neurons and propagated within them to cause neurodegeneration.

2011-08-15 12:16:27

A new study finds that a protein key to Parkinson's disease has likely been mischaracterized.

2011-07-12 12:31:00

A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD).

2011-07-12 07:37:42

A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD), according to this study.

2011-04-04 19:52:37

As Parkinson's Awareness Month gets underway, a Canadian-led international study is providing important new insight into Parkinson's disease and paving the way for new avenues for clinical trials.

2011-02-25 08:39:00

What doctors initially say is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), could actually turn out to be something else.

2011-02-24 14:02:06

New research shows that Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses may be easily misdiagnosed in the elderly.

2010-11-03 16:18:35

A team of scientists from Japan and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called beta-synuclein promote neurodegeneration.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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