Author Archives: Marisa Wexler

Therapy Given by Phone Helps Treat Depression Linked to Parkinson’s

Therapy given over the phone can help to lessen symptoms of depression in people with Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. The study, “Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in Parkinson disease,” was published in Neurology. Although often thought of as a movement disorder, Parkinson’s non-motor…

Proposed Parkinson’s Subtypes May Best Capture Disease Stages

A proposed system for classifying subtypes of Parkinson’s disease is strongly linked to disease duration and severity, a new study found. This suggests that the system’s proposed subtypes might actually reflect different stages of the disease, rather than distinct clinical subtypes. The study, “The role of disease…

Mobile Genetic Elements Crucial for Neuron Development, Study Indicates

Genetic elements that are able to “copy and paste” themselves into different sections of DNA help to control the development of neurons, a new study suggests. Understanding this process could have important implications for designing therapies for neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. The study, “Transdifferentiation of…

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