New wireless chip shines a light on brain function

A new wireless chip tested in rats could pave the way for advances in our understanding of how the brain works, researchers say.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~4 min

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Simple skin test identifies Parkinson’s disease

Using a method originally developed to detect mad cow disease, researchers discovered that a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Can deep brain stimulation treat Parkinson’s disease?

Researchers have used deep brain stimulation with light on rats to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~8 min

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Therapy fights depression for people with Parkinson’s disease

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help treat depression and anxiety in people with Parkinson's disease. That can slow decline, too.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~3 min

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Brain cell protection may also regulate your sleep

Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

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How does aging affect neurodegenerative diseases?

A new study digs into aging and brain changes in people with neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

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New class of enzymes could lead to bespoke diets, therapeutics

Professor Emily Balskus and her team have identified an entirely new class of enzymes that degrade chemicals essential for neurological health, but also help digest foods like nuts, berries, and tea, releasing nutrients that may impact human health.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Gene variant speeds up Parkinson’s disease dementia

Targeting the gene variant may be a way to fight the spread of harmful proteins in people with Parkinson's disease, researchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Small molecule may slow down Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide. A newly discovered molecule may offer a way to slow or even stop its progression.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~4 min

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