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2014-04-01 14:28:49

Experts analyze baker's yeast to discover potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer A humble ingredient of bread – baker's yeast – has provided scientists with remarkable new insights into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer. In a new study published today (Monday March 31) in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), the team from Germany, Leicester, and...

2014-03-28 13:39:33

A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee. The research team led by Dr Miratul Muqit had previously discovered that mutations in two genes – called PINK1 and Parkin – lead to Parkinson's. Now they have made a completely unexpected discovery about the way the two genes interact, which...

2014-02-25 08:33:01

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), is expanding to study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers hope that greater understanding of the biology and clinical features of these participants -- people with or at risk to develop Parkinson's -- will lead to...

2014-01-08 17:05:18

Gladstone findings challenge conventional wisdom; point to new therapeutic strategies The most devastating aspect of Parkinson's disease may not be its debilitating symptoms, which rob its victims of their ability to control their own movement. It may not be the millions around the world and their families who suffer each day from the disease's harmful effects. Instead, it may in fact be that its root causes remain largely a mystery. But now, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have...

2013-12-18 11:47:56

Dopamine-producing cells die as result of cascade triggered by busy enzyme degradation cellular machines Scientists have identified the biological pathway that explains Gaucher disease (GD) patients' higher risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD), according to research to be presented Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in New Orleans. GD is a hereditary disease in which the genes that encode the enzyme glucocerebrosidase are mutated, resulting...

2013-11-07 16:30:26

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pursuit of an imaging tool to visualize the protein alpha-synuclein, the hallmark pathology of Parkinson's disease (PD), in the brain is the subject of a paper published today in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease by three researchers from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Foundation has assembled and leads a consortium to develop a radioactive PET tracer that could lead to better therapies and...

2013-11-04 15:31:05

Non-motor symptoms, including abnormalities in cognition, mental behaviors, autonomic nerves and sensory perception, have the greatest effect on the quality of in Parkinson's disease patient life. Voxel-based morphometry can be used to quantitatively compare structural differences and func-tional changes of gray matter in subjects. According to a study, Gray matter images of 32 Parkinson's disease patients and 25 healthy controls were compared using voxel-based morphometry to investigate the...

2013-10-28 23:29:48

Kindred Box Offers New Approach to Charitable Giving With Subscription Box Service Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 A new non-profit aims to change the way donations are made. The organization, Kindred Box, acts as a subscription service that would aggregate donations and give them to a different charity each month. In exchange, participants receive a box with a handwritten thank you note and information on the impact their donation has generated. All donations are tax deductible....

2013-10-03 12:26:34

- Posters presented on the Parkinson's More Than Motion(TM) community and the Parkinson's Well-Being Map(TM) MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB today announced two poster presentations at the 2013 World Parkinson Congress (WPC) highlighting key Parkinson's disease (PD) patient support programs aimed at providing educational support through social media and other tools. The WPC is being held at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Canada, October 1-4, 2013. Abstract title: The social...