Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease is not one, but two diseases

Although the name may suggest otherwise, Parkinson's disease is not one but two diseases, starting either in the brain or in the intestines. Which explains why patients with Parkinson's describe widely differing symptoms, ...

Neuroscience

Stem cells can repair Parkinson's-damaged circuits in mouse brains

The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases like Parkinson's. Stem cells, which are endlessly adaptable, have offered the promise ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Even in people with Parkinson's gene, coffee may be protective

Even for people with a gene mutation tied to Parkinson's disease, coffee consumption may be associated with a lower risk of actually developing the disease, according to a new study published in the September 30, 2020, online ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease can affect the eyes, and here's what we know so far

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. It's characterized by changes in movement, including tremors, and slower and more rigid movements. But researchers ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Finding right drug balance for Parkinson's patients

Parkinson's disease is most commonly treated with levodopa, a drug which alleviates the slowing of bodily movements, called bradykinesia, found in Parkinson's disease patients.

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