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Medicinal cannabis substitute can treat Parkinson's disease

Scientists have found that a non-cannabis drug has a positive impact upon some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's' disease, providing an alternative to media cannabis products and avoiding the associated 'high'.

Nanolaser developed to treat neurological conditions

A tiny, biocompatible nanolaser can function inside living tissues. This technology could be used to treat several neurological conditions, according to a new research study.

Virtual reality assists with the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

A new study shows how virtual reality can assist Parkinson's disease patients. The research demonstrates how training in virtual environment helps people to improve their balance and to avoid obstacles when walking.

Laser-equipped shoes help Parkinsons patients take that next step

"Gait-freeze" is one of the more debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and is not only inconvenient but can be hazardous. Dutch scientists have come up with something to help Parkinson's patients walk safely - Laser shoes.

New technology manipulates cells for disease research

A new method for altering the path and direction of cells has been developed by Northwestern University. The aim is to develop stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

Manipulating DNA could help treat Parkinson's & arthritis

New research from Northwestern University could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritic joints.

Consuming low-fat dairy possibly linked with Parkinson's disease

A new study has found consuming at three servings or more of low-fat dairy a day is associated with a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Essential Science: Treating Parkinson’s with antibiotic dose

The neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s can be treated through a controlled dose of antibiotics according to a Brazilian research institute. The findings are based on pre-clinical research studies.

Connection between gut microorganisms and Parkinson’s disease

A new connection between the microbiome of the gut and human health and disease has been made. Here Parkinson's disease, along with the medications to treat Parkinson's, alter the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome.

Diabetes drug slows down Parkinson’s Disease

A new drug, originally developed to help combat the effects of type 2 diabetes, has shown success in slowing down the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Essential Science: Parkinson's test offers faster diagnosis

Edinburgh - Medics hope that a new Parkinson's protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease. The disease is connected to the accumulation of the protein alpha-synuclein.

Parkinson’s symptoms blocked in mice

Scientists, blocking an enzyme, have been able to block the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This is not a cure, but it could be the basis for managed treatment program.

Freddie Roach hoping cure for Parkinson disease will come sooner

Seven-time BWAA 'Trainer of the Year' Freddie Roach is looking forward to the day when medical scientists will find a cure for thousands of people afflicted with Parkinson's disease, including himself.

Can a dementia drug help with Parkinson’s?

A new study using an existing drug for dementia has indicated that the therapy may also be effective against Parkinson’s disease.

Astonishing — Music beats Parkinson’s, dementia? Yes!

Sydney - The grim truths of Parkinson’s and dementia are all too well known. The level of mental dysfunction is appalling. Imagine finding out that music can reconnect mental functions and restore memories, almost literally bringing people back to normal.

Man told to euthanize vicious pet, tries to have wrong dog killed

He was ordered by a judge to have his pet euthanized, so he allegedly tried to trick the local SPCA and the court by bringing in the wrong dog to be put down.

Aspirin could one day help target neurodegenerative diseases

Medical scientists have found that a breakdown product from aspirin can block the cell death associated with various neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

Cancer drug shows promise with reversing Parkinson's disease

A drug already approved to treat leukemia in the U.S. and Canada has shown promise in early studies for treating an entirely different disease, Parkinson's.

Is it possible for engineered cells to heal Parkinson’s damage?

Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurodegenerative disease. As a possible treatment, researchers have engineered smarter immune cells to deliver a healing protein to the brain.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson’s

A new method, employing nanotechnology, has shown promise for treating Parkinson’s disease. This is based on experiments using rats, although the results are promising enough to suggest that the method could one day see the drug used on people.

Deep-brain stimulation helps Parkinson's

San Fransisco - Deep-brain stimulation appears to treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients. This is by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.

ARC pen helps people with Parkinson's Disease improve handwriting

It's a sad fact that motor skills are dramatically impaired for those suffering from Parkinson's Disease. One area that declines is handwriting, which becomes smaller and less clear. That reality may change, however, thanks to a new style of pen.

Parkinson’s disease linked to gut bacteria

A new strand of research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s disease have a different composition of bacteria in their intestines compared with normal adults. A research group think that there is a causative connection.

Op-Ed: Delaying aging by remote control with gene activation

Sydney - A new study has discovered that it is possible to delay ageing by a comparatively simple process of simply activating a gene called AMPK. This gene slows ageing and increases lifespan by triggering a response to low energy levels.

Protein may be key to treating Parkinson's, brain cancer

Chapel Hill - Researchers have found that a protein present in the brain helps neurons and brain cancer cells avoid cell death, a discovery scientists hope will lead to better treatments for not only brain cancer, but for Parkinson’s Disease as well.

Radio personality Casey Kasem dead at 82

The original voice of American Top 40 and Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Casey Kasem has passed away Sunday morning. He was 82.

Baker’s yeast could help combat Parkinson’s

Researchers think that baker's yeast may have the potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and cancer.

Op-Ed: World first — Memories being made seen for the first time

New York - This news is fascinating, but scary, too. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have imaged the brain of a mouse creating memories using protein synthesis.

Stem cells artificially aged to show Parkinson’s effect

Scientists have developed a method for converting induced stem cells into nerve cells that recapitulate features associated with aging and Parkinson's disease.

Billy Connolly has Parkinson's and undergoes cancer surgery

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly has stated that he has had surgery for prostate cancer and that he has also been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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