- What causes internal vibrations? June 22, 2018
Internal vibrations, or internal tremors, are shaking sensations felt inside the body, and a person will often exhibit no visible movement. These tremors are associated with conditions such as Parkins …
- Parkinson's drugs may lead to compulsive behavior June 21, 2018
A new study finds that, with time, half of those who take dopamine agonists develop compulsive shopping, eating, gambling, or sexual behaviors.
- What does it mean if you have shaky hands? June 20, 2018
Shaky hands can interfere with everyday activities, and the tremors vary in severity. Neurological conditions, movement disorders, and issues such as anxiety or withdrawal may be responsible for the t …
- Parkinson's: Could this 'missing link' be a cause? June 15, 2018
Cell defects and genes have been separately identified in Parkinson's disease. Now, scientists suggest a faulty cell mechanism is the missing link.
- Is Parkinson's linked to bacteriophages? June 12, 2018
Although Parkinson's is a neurological condition, new research finds that levels of bacteria and bacteriophages in the gut might also be important.
- This 'light-activated' drug could treat Parkinson's June 11, 2018
A drug activated in the brain using light delivered by implanted optical fiber improved motor function and reduced Parkinson's symptoms in mice.
- Parkinson's: Vitamin B-3 may stop brain cell death June 8, 2018
A Parkinson's study using human cells and a fly model found that a form of vitamin B-3 prevented the death of brain cells by preserving their mitochondria.
- Immunosuppressants may reduce Parkinson's risk June 4, 2018
A new study finds an association between autoimmune disease and a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease. The link seems to be immune-suppressing drugs.
- Parkinson's: 'Adaptive' brain implant may improve therapy June 2, 2018
Deep brain stimulation is used to improve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, but it has many limitations. Can an innovative implant avoid the drawbacks?
- Why pesticides may cause Parkinson's in some people May 26, 2018
New research unravels the genetic mechanisms that explain the well-documented link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease.
- What is formication? May 23, 2018
Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complicat …
- Inflammatory bowel disease may raise Parkinson's risk May 22, 2018
Having IBD is tied to a 22 percent higher risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a nationwide Danish population study that covered nearly 40 years.
- Parkinson's, dementia: Is this the key to preventive therapy? May 14, 2018
A landmark study sheds light on the underlying mechanisms that impact neural health in Parkinson's disease and dementia. Can it lead to better treatments?
- Could eating fish stave off Parkinson's disease? April 24, 2018
We know that eating fish protects brain health. A new study identifies the protein responsible for this and explains how it fights 'Parkinson's protein.'
- 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.