Latest Parkinson's disease Stories

Depression Linked To Elevated Parkinson's Risk
2013-10-03 11:38:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Affecting about 1 in 500 individuals, Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition marked by physical shaking or stiffness, and new research published in the journal Neurology has found a connection between depression and increased risk for the disease. In the study, a team of Taiwanese researchers followed over 22,000 adults for a decade and discovered that people diagnosed with depression were over three times more likely...

2013-10-02 23:35:10

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Suffern, N.Y. on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 3 Executive Blvd. in Suffern, N.Y. The program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a question and answer session...

2013-10-02 12:51:46

Results presented at World Parkinson Congress Researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal examined brain changes over 20 months in Parkinson's patients with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the early stages of the disease. Results showed that patients with MCI had significantly more cortical thinning and subcortical atrophy over time compared with patients without MCI, suggesting that early MCI in PD patients may indicate...

2013-09-26 23:23:22

Early and Advanced Stages Welcome to Attend Support Groups Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Living Well and Kaiser Permanente are working together to sponsor Parkinson’s Support Groups for early and advanced stage diagnosis. Both companies know that coping with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult and some find it more difficult than others. The support group is meant to help Parkinson’s patients find a safe and inviting atmosphere to talk about the disease. Attendants can...

2013-09-26 18:06:07

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) taken from a patient hold great therapeutic potential for many diseases. However, studies in rodents have suggested that the body may mount an immune response and destroy cells derived from iPSCs. New research in monkeys refutes these findings, suggesting that in primates like us, such cells will not be rejected by the immune system. In the paper, publishing September 26 in the ISSCR's journal Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press, iPSCs from...

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