Diana Campelo Delgado,  —

Diana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, with specialization in genetics, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Her work has been focused on enzyme function, human genetics and drug metabolism.

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Molecular Link Found Between Parkinson’s and Skin Cancer

Researchers have found a molecular link between Parkinson’s disease and melanoma, a type of skin cancer, in the form of protein clumps. Their study results were presented at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society this week. A hallmark of Parkinson’s disease is the buildup of alpha-synuclein protein…

Phase 2 Trial of Cognitive Treatment NYX-458 Resumes

Aptinyx‘s Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating its investigational oral compound NYX-458 for the treatment of cognitive impairment and mild dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease is resuming patient screening after a temporary pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recruitment is underway at multiple locations in the United States.

Magnetic Nanoparticles May Help Restore Brain Function

Magnetic nanoparticles may help restore brain function by directing nerve cell growth, a new study shows. Researchers believe this technology has therapeutic potential and may be used in the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, The study, “Magnetic spatiotemporal control of SOS1 coupled nanoparticles for guided neurite growth in…

Collaboration Tackles Sleep Problems in Parkinson’s

Cambridge Sleep Sciences and Parkinson’s Concierge have entered an agreement to tackle sleep problems in Parkinson’s disease. Sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep, daytime sleepiness, and troubled dreams are among the most common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Sleep also can be indirectly affected by other…