Author Archives: Maria Verissimo, MSc

Researchers Discover Link Between GI Tract Infections and Parkinson’s Disease

A recent study has discovered a link between frequent or chronic occurrences of gastrointestinal (GI) tract infections and the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study’s authors have shown for the first time that the nerve cell protein alpha-synuclein (αS), produced by the enteric nervous system, is a key mediator of intestinal inflammation. The enteric nervous system (ENS)…

GKC Researchers Present International Analysis of Parkinson’s Symptoms

Global Kinetics Corporation (GKC), which develops technology to assist people with Parkinson’s disease, has presented a set of data collected from more than 10,000 reports of symptoms from patients with Parkinson’s. The new database — collected in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia from January 2012 to January 2017 — can help researchers and physicians better…

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