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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.

2012-01-17 16:55:55

Imagine if doctors could spot Parkinson’s disease at its inception and treat the protein that triggers it before the disease can sicken the patient.

2012-01-17 13:24:51

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant step forward in isolating the cause of Parkinson's disease in younger adults.

2011-12-28 06:00:00

"Take Charge of Parkinson's Disease: Dynamic Lifestyle Changes to Put You in the Driver's Seat," an unusual how-to book for anyone on the journey of living with PD, offers new

2011-12-23 06:48:20

A new strategy in treating Parkinson patients may help calm tremors and help people live a more normal life.

2011-12-19 14:57:47

Stabilizing the cell's power-generating center protects against Parkinson's disease (PD) in a rat model.

2011-12-16 13:59:19

Parkinson's disease is marked by the abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein and the early loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain.

2011-12-01 01:47:31

A new research report appearing in the December issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows how scientists from the United Kingdom have developed a simple blood test to detect Parkinson's disease even at the earliest stages.

2011-11-30 10:46:46

A University of Kentucky faculty member is a contributing author on a new study demonstrating a connection between a common solvent chemical and Parkinson's disease.

2011-11-11 01:20:16

Current thinking about Parkinson's disease is that it's a disorder of mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles inside cells, causing neurons in the brain's substantia nigra to die or become impaired.


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