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New drug may treat and limit progression of Parkinson's disease

Researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson's disease while providing better symptom …

Researchers overturn the theory of Parkinson's disease

A KAIST research team has identified a new mechanism that causes the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease, namely tremors, rigidity, and loss of …

Researchers find new path to promising Parkinson's treatment

Three researchers at The University of Alabama are part of work that is leading to a new direction for drug discovery in the quest to treat …

New hope from old drugs in fight against Parkinson's

Scientists have found early hints that compounds in certain asthma drugs might be able to combat Parkinson's disease.<p>The researchers cautioned that …

Longtime antidepressant could slow Parkinson's

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that's been around for more than 50 years could slow the …

Energy Storage Occurs Less in the Places It Would Be Most Useful

From the power plant to the home, battery storage could help prevent blackouts, cut down on electricity demand during peak usage hours and pave the …

California Considers Connecting Electric Vehicles, Home Batteries Up to the Grid

A major player in California’s electricity system has opened its arms to the concept of using batteries — whether mounted on a garage wall or inside …

Transplanted Nerve Cells Survive 25 Years in Parkinson's Patient

<b>In the late 1980s and over the 1990s, researchers at Lund University in Sweden pioneered the transplantation of new nerve cells into the brains of</b> …

Neuroscience

Are stem-cell therapies for Parkinson's disease ready for clinical trials?

As stem cell-based therapies are moving rapidly towards clinical trials, treatments for Parkinson's Disease (PD), an incurable condition, may be on …

Parkinson's disease meds increase risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating

Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease have been linked to impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive …

New light shed on causes of movement disorders Parkinson's disease

A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Bettina Schwab, a researcher …

How We Wake and Fall Asleep

<b>Discovery could eventually lead to new and better treatments for insomnia and jet lag.</b><p>Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone’s …

Neuroscience

Heavy Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Dopamine Release

<b>In a recent study, researchers found evidence of a compromised dopamine system in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the</b> …

Neuroscience

Mapping Neurons Implicated in Parkinson's Motor Impairment

<b>Caltech researchers have mapped out a circuit of neurons that is responsible for motor impairment–such as difficulty walking–in patients with</b> …

Neuroscience

Dopamine's Role in Movement

<b>Princeton University researchers have found that dopamine – a brain chemical involved in learning, motivation and many other functions – also has a</b> …

Neuroscience

Researchers Discover Compound That Reverses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Symptoms

<b>Study in flies could have major implications for human disease.</b><p>Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are the two most common neurodegenerative …

Neuroscience

How Neurons Decline as Parkinsons Develops

<b>Electrical activity dwindles in cells long before movement issues become visible.</b><p>It’s an unsettling thought: You could be walking around for 20 years …

Neuroscience

How Much Oil is Left?

<i>[ The production figures below are grimmer than they look because:</i><i>In 2005, 60% of world oil production came from just 500 of the giant oil fields of</i> …

Oil

The implications of the declining energy return on investment of oil production

Abstract<p>Declining production from conventional oil resources has initiated a global transition to unconventional oil, such as tar sands. …

Helping people with Parkinson's get a better night's sleep

A new study at The University of Western Australia may offer hope in alleviating some of the memory and thinking skills problems associated with the …

Are Parkinson's Disease Stem-cell Therapies Finally Ready for Clinical Trials? It Depends, Some Say - Parkinson's News Today

Stem cell therapy, which many people living with Parkinson’s disease have long pinned hope on as a potential treatment or even a cure, is finally …

Will Electric Vehicles Cause A Future Oil Crash?

The major oil companies greatly underestimate the impact electric vehicles will have on their market, write independent energy advisors Salman Ghouri …

How They Brainwash Us

How They Brainwash Us — Paul Craig Roberts<p>March 30, 2016 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Tags: | Print This Article<p>How They Brainwash Us<p>Paul Craig …

Bernie Sanders

The War on Savings: The Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless

<i>Exposing tax dodgers is a worthy endeavor, but the “limited hangout” of the Panama Papers may have less noble ends, dovetailing with the War on Cash</i> …

Review of Ellen Brown’s “The Web of Debt”

A review of<br>The Web of Debt <br>by Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D. <br>The Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free <br>Second edition revised …

Solar-powered Bush House exemplifies chic eco-friendly living in the Australian outback

If you’re a fan of glamping, you’ll love this eco-friendly passive home nestled in the Australian outback. Archterra Architects designed the Bush …

Design

The great condensate con: Is the oil glut just about oil?

My favorite Texas oilman Jeffrey Brown is at it again. In a recent email he's pointing out to everyone who will listen that the supposed oversupply …

U-shaped weekend home in Belgium boasts a bare-bones Japanese aesthetic

Who says architecture has to be complicated? Ghent-based Architecture studio GAFPA incorporated simple, low-cost materials into a minimalist …

Architecture

The Terrestrial Biosphere Is A Net Greenhouse Gas Source

The news is really bad on the climate change front lately. I don't usually report on that stuff, but occasionally a new result comes along which is …

Climate Change

EROI -- A Tool To Predict The Best Energy Mix

Modern society was born a hundred and fifty years ago when coal began providing sufficient energy to make lots and lots of steel and steam, lifting ordinary citizens out of poverty and into the newly-developing middle class. Soon after, we added oil. The energy obtained from these sources was …

Energy