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The impact of COVID-19 on access to Parkinson's disease medication

A global survey of health professionals, led by Queen Mary University of London, has shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients with Parkinson's disease in large parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America experienced ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Could monitoring blood pressure help reduce falls for people with Parkinson's?

People with Parkinson's disease are more likely than people of a similar age without the disease to have a sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing, a phenomenon called orthostatic hypotension, according to a new study ...

Neuroscience

Improving prediction of Parkinson's disease

Including genetic markers in addition to well known risk factors improves tests to predict Parkinson's disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Diagnosis of neurological diseases to benefit from AI

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology for diagnosing neurological disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's from eye scans will be tested and scaled in the NHS.

Neuroscience

Brain astrocytes show metabolic alterations in Parkinson's disease

A new study using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology links astrocyte dysfunction to Parkinson's disease (PD) pathology. The study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland and published in Scientific Reports ...

Neuroscience

Can a healthy diet reduce risk of Parkinson's?

While movement problems are the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease, people with the disease often have non-motor symptoms such as constipation, daytime sleepiness and depression 10 or more years before the movement problems ...

Neuroscience

New perspectives in early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has published the results of a research project conducted jointly by Cardiocentro Ticino and the EOC Neurocentro, which delivers a message of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease. ...

Neuroscience

Probe detects the destruction of defective mitochondria

A versatile probe that can detect with pinpoint accuracy the programmed destruction of defective mitochondria—the powerhouses of cells—has been developed by RIKEN researchers. They used it to show that damaged mitochondria ...

Neuroscience

New study on development of Parkinson's disease is 'on the nose'

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD) and can even appear years before the characteristic tremors and loss of motor function are seen. Some scientists believe that ...