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Parkinson’s disease: Experts Develop New Tool to Diagnose

Experts of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) have developed a new tool to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease, especially during the early stages, said a paper published in the journal Movement Disorders. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological condition related to the death of specific brain cells that control movement, mood, sleep and cognition. The symptoms, which ...

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Researchers Isolate Immune Gene That Can Cure Parkinson’s, Dementia

A research team at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has discovered that non-inheritable Parkinson’s disease may be caused by functional changes in the immune regulating gene Interferon-beta (IFNβ) and targeted treatment with IFNβ-gene therapy can successfully prevent its neuronal death and the disease effects. The results, published in the journal Cell, show that the immune gene IFNβ plays a vital role ...

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Diabetes Drug Reduces Parkinson’s Disease Risk: Study

A type of drug used to treat diabetes may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. The research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that diabetes patients taking glitazone antidiabetes drugs (either rosiglitazone or pioglitazone) had a 28% lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease than people taking ...

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Scientists Create Parkinson’s Stem-Celll Model in Lab

Before finding a potential therapy to the Parkinson’s disease, scientists are able to develop a prototype of the disease with stem cells in a lab condition to observe key features of the disease, its differences in the patients’ neurons’ ability to produce dopamine, and the molecule that is deficient in Parkinson’s disease. The researchers studied a pair of identical twins, ...

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‘Electronic Skin’: New Hope for Parkinson’s or Epilepsy Patients is Here

Here is a tattoo-like thin wearable device that can store your body information and deliver medicine to your body, besides collecting patient health, treatment and monitoring at one time. Researchers in the US have created an ‘electronic skin’ that can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin. The technology could aid ...

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