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2011-06-17 23:57:19

Structural biologists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are the first to measure the energy difference between protein variants Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have uncovered structural clues about the protein linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), which ultimately could lead to finding a cure for the degenerative neurological disorder. The alpha-synuclein (ÃŽ±-synuclein) protein is commonly found in the healthy...

2011-06-14 13:38:51

Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how copper induces misfolding in the protein associated with Parkinson's disease, leading to creation of the fibrillar plaques which characterize the disease. This finding has implications for both the study of Parkinson's progression, as well as for future treatments. The protein in question, alpha-synuclein, is the major component of fibrillar plaques found in Parkinson's patients. Researchers had already discovered that...

2011-06-14 11:00:00

BRUSSELS, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study investigating the incidence and impact of gastrointestinal disorders (GID) among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) found that patients who received both a PD diagnosis and a prior GID diagnosis appeared to have worse health outcomes compared to patients who received a diagnosis for PD with no prior GID diagnosis. This retrospective observational analysis of US administrative health claims data was published this month in the Journal...

2011-06-09 15:11:28

Published in inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease In a new study published today in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, Israeli researchers report that by tracking pharmacy purchases of anti-Parkinson drugs they could estimate the number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases in a large population. The study identified a sharp rise in PD prevalence from 170/100,000 in 2000 to 256/100,000 in 2007 in Israel, which warrants further investigation. Surprisingly,...

2011-06-09 15:09:04

Published in inaugural issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease Few treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) restore function for extended periods. In a new study published today in the inaugural issue issue of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, an international group of researchers report that platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) restored function in rodents and shows promise as a clinical candidate drug for treatment of PD. Parkinson's disease is the second most common...

2011-05-28 00:00:50

Delay The Disease Functional Fitness exercise plan shows people with Parkinson's how to conquer everyday challenges of living with the disease. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 For most of us, being able to pass through an open doorway or walk in a crowd is something we take for granted. However, for people with Parkinson's disease, being able to perform seemingly simple activities of daily living (ADL's) such as these can be a daunting challenge. On their new exercise DVD, Delay The...

2011-05-23 01:00:00

OXFORD, England, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Six-Month Data From Third Cohort Presented at ASGCT 14th Annual Meeting - - Highest Efficacy Results to Date With 43% Average Motor Function Improvement - Oxford BioMedica plc ("Oxford BioMedica" or "the Company") (LSE: OXB), a leading gene therapy company, announces that new data from the on-going Phase I/II trial of ProSavin(R) for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) were presented at the American Society of...

2011-04-25 16:17:22

Restoring brain function and protecting brain cells of people suffering from Parkinson's disease is the goal of a new double blind Phase 2b study evaluating CERE-120. Baylor College of Medicine is one of 11 major U.S. medical centers currently enrolling patients. This study is testing the safety and potential benefits of an enhanced CERE-120 dosing regimen targeting two brain areas affected by Parkinson's disease. CERE-120 is a gene therapy product that delivers the gene for the neurotrophic...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

MIAMI, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent nationwide survey conducted by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) revealed 60 percent of Americans would wait to see their doctor if they were experiencing consistent regular tremors -- despite the fact that most of those surveyed (81%) recognized that tremors are an early warning sign of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although men suffer from Parkinson's 1.5-2 times more than females, the men surveyed were more likely to adopt a wait and see...

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. The study, led by Dr. Michael Schlossmacher in Ottawa, provides the first link between the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's and the hallmark accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein within the brains of people with Parkinson's. It is published in the most recent edition of the...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.