Parkinson's Disease

Venn diagram of the day: Is gender a social construct? Well, it all depends.....

The Venn diagram above was inspired by Heather Mac Donald’s <i>City Journal</i> article “Gender Is a Construct—Except When It’s Not,” here’s a slice:<p>A …

Gender

Promoting the clearance of neurotoxic proteins in neurodegenerative disorders of ageing

1.<p>Menzies, F. M. et al. Autophagy and neurodegeneration: pathogenic mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities. <i>Neuron</i> <b>93</b>, 1015–1034 …

Neuroscience

Michael J. Fox Believes ‘We’ll Be Able to Stop the Progress’ of Parkinson’s Disease in 5 Years

Michael J. Fox’s impact on Parkinson’s disease is undeniable, from the hundreds of millions of dollars of funding directed towards research, to his …

Dementia

‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia – podcast

Written by Henk Blanken, read by Andrew McGregor and produced by Simon Barnard

Alzheimer's Disease

Study Examines Connections Between Psychiatric, Neurological Disorders

Numerous genetic studies over the years have shown that people with different psychiatric disorders share similar genetic risk factors.<p>A study …

The Brain

Key events next week - healthcare

Noteworthy events during the week of August 19 - 25 for healthcare investors.<p><b>Sunday</b> (8/19): World Congress on Parkinson's disease and Related …

Business

Tiny Brain Bleeds Associated with Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, Study Reports

Tiny bleeds in the brain are associated with cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease and risk of Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), a Japanese …

Dementia

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Modern life has become increasingly complicated and it’s believed that stress is the primary obstacle to laughter. Laughter is a physical expression …

Psychology

Ask the MD: Thinking about Newly Approved Therapies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new medication for levodopa-induced dyskinesia (Gocovri), making it the fifth new …

FDA

Brian Grant Foundation Launches Online Parkinson’s Exercise Training Program for Professionals

A new online exercise training program for professionals working with Parkinson’s disease patients has been launched by the Brian Grant Foundation …

Neuroscience

Finding useful biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease

You are currently viewing the abstract.<p>View Full Text<p>Log in to view the full text<p>via AAAS login<p>AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, …

Biomarkers

Early Warning Sign of Parkinson's Identified

Your eyes could provide early evidence that you're developing Parkinson's disease, a small study out of South Korea suggests.<p>People with early …

Dementia

Michael J. Fox's Wife Tracy Pollan Admits She Was Turned Off at First: 'He Was Very Cocky'

Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan may have 30 years of married bliss under their belt, but it wasn’t love at first sight for the couple.<p>Sitting down …

Celebrity News

Summer Tips Guide for People with Parkinson's

During the warmer months, people with Parkinson's disease may need to take extra precautions to maximize their experiences while outdoors and on …

Disease

It's not like people forget to name Alzheimer's. Why is Lewy body dementia so anonymous?

<i>This is one of an occasional series of opinion columns on Lewy body dementia, other dementias, and end of life issues written by a writer who happens</i> …

Dementia

Coffee Fruit Coffee Is the Latest Brain-Boosting Drink You Need to Try

We've heard of mushroom coffee. We've shaken our heads at broccoli lattes. So yeah, we're familiar with superfood-infused beverages. What's …

Coffee

The eyes may have it, an early sign of Parkinson's disease: Thinning of retina linked to loss of brain cells that control movement

Thinning of retina linked to loss of brain cells that control movement<p>The eyes may be a window to the brain for people with early Parkinson's …

Research

Neil Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage. "Well, I'm doing pretty …

Neil Diamond

Low-frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Freezing of Gait, Study Shows

Low-frequency subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS), but not high-frequency STN-DBS, reduces freezing of gait in Parkinson’s patients while …

Neuroscience

Finding your career with a biomedical science degree

Author: Christina Sexton<p>Right now, biomedical scientists are preventing the global spread of Ebola, working with engineers to develop devices that …

Public Health

A Day in the Life of a Mom with Parkinson's Disease

<i>Ann Treacy is a 45 year old married mom of two living on Cape Cod. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a year ago, she hasn't let it slow her down.</i> …

Cape Cod

Genetic variation within endolysosomal system is associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease | Brain

Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia type, yet no treatment exists to stop the neurodegeneration. Evidence from monogenic …

Dementia

Chaperone Protein Levels May Advance Parkinson's, Other Dementias

Low levels of a specific chaperone protein might be implicated in the development of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia, according to new …

Neuroscience

What Is It Like to Live with Parkinson’s Disease?

<i>I read a post recently in a Facebook group for people with Parkinson’s disease. The poster asked fellow group members what their response would be to</i> …

Dementia

Higher Mortality Rates Found in Patients with Parkinson’s Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Study Shows

Patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) were found to have a mortality rate more than three …

Dementia

Michael J. Fox’s drinking increased following Parkinson’s diagnosis

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox turned to work and booze.<p>“I took every job I could get,” the 57-year-old actor …

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox hid wine bottles, drinking from Tracy Pollan after Parkinson’s diagnosis

In 1991, Michael J. Fox was riding high with a resume that already included the hit sitcom “Family Ties” and a string of roles in popular or …

Michael J. Fox

Shop to Support APDA | APDA

GIVE $35 OR MORE TODAY AND GET TIM HAGUE’S MOTIVATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY!<p>People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are counting on APDA to provide the …

Parkinson's Disease

Former Greenville PD Captain dies after battle with Parkinson's

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-08-15 09:28:36 GMT<p>A father who claims he was …

Crime

Medical marijuana expected to be in Louisiana pharmacies by November, at earliest | NOLA.com

Louisiana's first medical marijuana crop will take longer than expected to reach patients.<p>GB Sciences, the marijuana grower for the LSU AgCenter, had …

Cannabis