Parkinson’s in the news

Parkinson’s patients could be cured of tremors using new ultrasound machine

Parkinson’s patients and others suffering debilitating tremors could be cured of their shaking using a new ultrasound machine which targets their brain cellsDoctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have treated the first patients using the new technique which avoids the need for invasive brain surgery. Read more 

Parkinson’s could be treated with shark compound?

Squalamine, a chemical compound found in dogfish sharks, has the potential to reduce the formation of toxic proteins related to the development of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study reveals that squalamine halted the buildup and toxicity of the protein alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein) in roundworm models of Parkinson’s disease and human neuronal […]

Diabetes drug slows experimental Parkinson’s disease progression, human trials to begin next year

A new investigational drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being readied for human clinical trials in search of the world’s first treatment to impede the progression of Parkinson’s disease, following publication of research findings today in the journal Science Translational Medicine. More A drug initially designed to treat diabetes may be a breakthrough treatment for Parkinson’s disease. After decades of […]

Common Natural Sweetener May Treat Parkinson’s Disease

This post is about experimental drugs and treatments, Under absolutely no circumstances should anyone reading this consider it medical advice.  These are novel results that need to be replicated and verified before being considered gospel.  Before considering or attempting any change in your treatment regime, please consult with your doctor or neurologist.  The natural sweetener mannitol, a common component of sugar-free gums and candies, […]

Blocking brain enzyme corrects motor symptoms in mice

New drug research shows promising results in mice bred to develop the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A team in Finland finds that blocking an enzyme called prolyl oligopeptidase clears the mice’s brains of an accumulated protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease, halts further brain damage, and corrects movement impairment. Read more

Microsoft researcher creates wearable which smooths handwriting in Parkinson’s Disease

Haiyan Zhang, Innovation Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge, has taken part in the BBC’s The Big Life Fix challenge which asks young technologists to use their skills to help others. Her task was to find a way to help 29-year-old Emma Lawton, who is a graphics designer, to improve her writing and drawing skills after this was negatively impacted by her Parkinson’s […]

2016 Parkinson’s holiday gift guide

The holiday season has arrived and although it’s an exciting time, it can be a bit stressful to find that perfect gift for your favorite Parkie.

Parkinson’s News Today – social clips

See short, informative clips from Parkinson’s News Today These and more… Balance and Stride Exercises for Parkinson’s Disease Medication for Managing Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s Quote: Look Beyond Imperfections When you have Parkinson’s disease sometimes you feel imperfect. Maya Angelou once said, “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

Janet Reno

Not even Parkinson’s disease has slowed the former Attorney General’s life on the move

Stem Cell Transplants 

The first transplantation of stem cells in patients with Parkinson’s disease is almost within reach.   Read more

World Parkinson’s Congress 2016

The triennial World Parkinson Congresses provide an international forum for dialogue on the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and caregiver initiatives related to Parkinson’s disease.

Coffee is your friend

Caffeine-based compounds show promise against Parkinson’s disease Two caffeine-based chemical compounds have been developed that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease attacks the nervous system, causing uncontrolled shakes, muscle stiffness, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly in middle-aged and elderly people. It is caused by the loss of brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter that […]

Google News for Parkinson’s

Did you know you can tell Google to send an e-mail to yourself with search results of your choice? I get one a week with the results of finding the words “Parkinson’s Disease” in the news How to Create an alert Visit Google Alerts. In the “Create an alert about” box, enter the words you want to get email notifications for. Click […]