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

Tags: parkinsons-disease neurons brains light health-and-medicine

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

Tags: depression parkinsons-disease anxiety emotions health-and-medicine

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

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease als aging sleep brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

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

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease memory aging brains multiple-sclerosis health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

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

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease genes brains health-and-medicine

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

Tags: parkinsons-disease rna brains proteins health-and-medicine

Personal maps may improve deep-brain stim results

Deep-brain stimulation works for some people with diseases like Parkinson's, but not all. New research uncovers why that is and how to fix it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: parkinsons-disease brains health-and-medicine stimulation

Busted transport system unites neurodegenerative diseases

New treatments may result from identifying a likely culprit behind the brain build-up that ties all neurodegenerative diseases together.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease neurons brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

‘Zombie’ neurons might be to blame for Parkinson’s symptoms

Scientists have tried to figure out why neurons die in patients with Parkinson's disease, but new research indicates they're not even really dead.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: parkinsons-disease neurons brains health-and-medicine

Biosensor for stem cells could lead to Alzheimer’s therapies

A new biosensor technology may help pave the way for using stem cells to treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease stem-cells graphene parkinsons-disease nanotechnology sensors health-and-medicine

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