Food And Parkinson’s

Food and Parkinson’s

  • 6 October 2017
  • News

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans over the age…

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New Parkinson Drug Approved

New Parkinson Drug Approved

  • 27 August 2017
  • News

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADMS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GOCOVRI (amantadine) extended release capsules (previously ADS-5102) for treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving levodopa-based therapy, with or without concomitant dopaminergic…

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Old Drug May Have  Potential Disease-modifying Effects.

Old drug may have potential disease-modifying effects.

  • 18 August 2017
  • News

The type 2 diabetes drug exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta, AstraZeneca) has potential disease-modifying effects in Parkinson's disease, results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial suggest. Study results show the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist improved off-medication motor scores in patients with…

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BEWARE Of Scam Treatments And Promises

BEWARE of scam treatments and promises

Nearly one-third of the advertisements for “memory-boosting” supplements reviewed by a government watchdog may be illegally claiming to cure or prevent diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, according to a recent report. The report suggests that government regulation is failing to…

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Emma Fights Tremor

Emma fights tremor

Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn't mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that's…

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Balancing The Brain.

Balancing the brain.

An optimal Parkinson’s disease treatment would need to target both accelerator and brake functions in the brain to be effective without producing side effects like the jerky movements associated with L-dopa treatment. Using an advanced method to manipulate the activity…

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Stem Cell Therapy Hoax

Stem Cell Therapy Hoax

  • 26 January 2017
  • News

There are two main types of stem cells. Those derived from embryos can turn into almost any other type of cell in the body. Adult stem cells, specific to certain tissues, are not quite as flexible, but still serve as…

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“Profound Discovery”

“Profound discovery”

  • 26 December 2016
  • News

Scientists at Van Andel Institute (VAI) say they're making progress, with the most promising development they've seen to date. The only treatments for Parkinson's target symptoms but do not stop it's rapid progression. But according to researchers, a drug developed…

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Gut Microbes Can Trigger And Treat Parkinson

Gut microbes can trigger and treat Parkinson

  • 5 December 2016
  • News

New study suggests that changes in gut microbes can affect brain regions associated with controlling movement. For the first time, researchers have found a connection between Parkinson’s disease and microbes living inside the stomach. By conducting experiments on a mouse…

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