- 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.
- 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 Parkinsonism? 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?