- Parkinson's: Targeting new compound slows disease in rats April 22, 2018
The results of a decade-long study are in: a new therapeutic target is found, and scientists manage to slow the progression of the disease in animals.
- ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons April 17, 2018
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons.
- What causes your lip to twitch? March 3, 2018
A look at lip twitching, a complaint causing involuntary movement. Included is detail on the role caffeine intoxication plays and when to see a doctor.
- Parkinson's disease: Why do brain cells die? February 28, 2018
A new study has shown that a mitochondrial molecule called cardiolipin helps to correctly fold alpha-synuclein protein, whose incorrectly folded forms are found in Lewy bodies.
- Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's? February 23, 2018
A new study suggests that checking alpha-synuclein levels in tear samples may serve as a noninvasive test for Parkinson's disease before symptoms appear.
- 'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's February 19, 2018
Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells.
- Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease? February 7, 2018
A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons.
- Parkinson's disease: Boosting dopamine promotes movement February 5, 2018
A study with insights for Parkinson's finds that the brain uses a burst of dopamine, not a steady level, to initiate movement and maintain its vigor.
- Dopamine deficiency: What you need to know January 17, 2018
A dopamine deficiency is linked to several health conditions, including Parkinson's disease and depression. Learn more about the symptoms.
- Parkinson's: How a 'bad' enzyme might protect the brain January 17, 2018
Reduced levels of a mitochondrial enzyme were previously thought to destroy neurons in Parkinson's disease. The opposite may, in fact, be the case.
- What is Parkinsonism? January 12, 2018
Parkinsonism is a condition that causes some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease alongside those of another disorder. We also look at diagnosis and treatment.
- Is Parkinson's disease passed on through genetics? January 10, 2018
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing.
- What is atypical Parkisonism? January 8, 2018
In this article, learn all about the symptoms, causes, and types of atypical Parkinsonism, as well as what treatments are available.
- What is early-onset Parkinson's disease? January 7, 2018
Learn all about early-onset Parkinson’s disease, when the disease occurs before the age of 50. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
- Could measuring blood caffeine catch Parkinson's early? January 4, 2018
Researchers investigate the potential of a new test in providing an early Parkinson's diagnosis. Could blood caffeine levels be a marker of the disease?
- What you should know about bradykinesia January 1, 2018
Bradykinesia is a condition where a person finds it difficult to move their body quickly on demand. It is most often a symptom of Parkinson's disease but can have other causes. It may be related …
- Parkinson's stages: Signs and symptoms December 31, 2017
While everyone with Parkinson's experiences the disease differently, it is broken down into several stages, depending on the symptoms. Learn more here.
- What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease? December 30, 2017
Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations
- Parkinson's disease: How toxic proteins damage healthy brain cells December 18, 2017
Scientists have gained insights into how toxic proteins disrupt healthy cell membranes in a process that leads to brain cell death in Parkinson's disease.
- Parkinson's: Could this existing drug halt disease progression? December 14, 2017
A 50-year-old drug that is commonly used to treat tapeworm infections is found to contain a molecule that can protect against Parkinson's disease.