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Imaging analysis tells Parkinson’s from atypical parkinsonism

BrainTale’s noninvasive imaging analysis software, BrainTale-care, may be able to distinguish Parkinson’s disease from atypical parkinsonism. That’s according to data from an advanced MRI technique, called diffusion tensor imaging, that measures the diffusion of water molecules in the brain’s white matter. White matter contains nerve fibers…

Poor adherence to Nourianz linked to anxiety, mood changes

People with Parkinson’s disease who don’t always take Nourianz (istradefylline) as prescribed are more likely to have fewer prescriptions for other approved medications and to have anxiety, mood changes, or cognitive problems, a study finds. Understanding how well patients follow the instructions for taking Nourianz, such as how…

GT-02287 aids motor, cognitive function in GBA1 Parkinson’s mice

Once-daily treatment with Gain Therapeutics‘ GT-02287 rescued motor function and cognitive performance in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease associated with mutations in the GBA1 gene. “These data further confirm our conviction that GT-02287 can slow or stop progression of Parkinson’s disease and given the cognitive decline observed…

MJFF $1.49M grant to advance preclinical research into KLS-13019

Kannalife Sciences has been awarded a $1.49 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to support the development of KLS-13019, the company’s novel cannabidiol- or CBD-derived therapy targeting neuroinflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. KLS-13019 has shown promising results in preclinical models of…

Platform launched for sharing brain samples in Parkinson’s research

The Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative has launched a data-sharing platform that will make data on human brain samples available to researchers around the world, furthering research into Parkinson’s disease. The ASAP CRN Cloud includes several brain sequencing collections obtained from samples from four ASAP Collaborative…