Author Archives: Marisa Wexler

Review Highlights Sex-related Differences In Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is more common among males, but it tends to progress faster in females. This and other sex-based differences in the neurodegenerative disease were highlighted in a recent review, titled “Parkinson’s Disease in Women and Men: What’s the Difference?” and published in the…

Wearable Sensors Offer Way of Ably Monitoring Day-to-Day Movement in Parkinson’s Patients, Study Says

Electronically monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms as people go about their day is a feasible way of collecting clinically relevant data, a proof-of-concept study shows. Titled “Monitoring Parkinson’s disease symptoms during daily life: a feasibility study,” the study was published in the journal npj Parkinson’s Disease.  Currently, most healthcare…

$2.8M NIH Grant Targets Proteins Involved in Brain Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, of the National Institute of Health (NIH), has awarded a large grant to researchers who are seeking to understand the molecular structure of toxic proteins that drive brain disorders. Irregular clumps of certain proteins are thought to be the…

Phase 3 Trial to Test Continuous Pump Delivery of Levodopa in Treating Motor Fluctuations

A new Phase 3 clinical trial, called the “BouNDless study,” will soon compare continuous administration of ND0612 to oral immediate-release carbidopa/levodopa (CD/LD) in people with Parkinson’s disease who are experiencing motor fluctuations, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America (MTPA) announced. Both of the above-mentioned treatments work by increasing the level of…

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