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Scripps Study Reveals Molecular Link Between Parkinson’s, Environmental Exposure

Researchers at Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, have uncovered a molecular mechanism that links Parkinson’s disease and environmental exposure. Their study, “S-Nitrosylation of PINK1 Attenuates PINK1/Parkin-Dependent Mitophagy in hiPSC-Based Parkinson’s Disease Models,” appeared in the journal Cell Reports. It shows that too many reactive nitrogen molecules…

Adding Virtual Reality Training to Treadmill Workouts Cuts Parkinson’s Patients’ Falls, Study Shows

Adding obstacle-avoiding virtual reality training to treadmill workouts dramatically decreases Parkinson’s patients’ falls, even in later stages of the disease, a Tel Aviv University study shows. The research, “Disparate effects of training on brain activation in Parkinson disease,” was published in the journal Neurology. Parkinson’s causes the gradual loss…

Nanowired Drug Delivery Could Treat Parkinson’s Patients More Effectively, Study Suggests

A nanowired delivery of cerebrolysin and mesenchymal stem cells was found to have marked neuroprotective effects in a Parkinson’s disease model, concludes a study presented Nov. 14 at the Neuroscience 2017 meeting in Washington, D.C. The abstract, “Traumatic brain injury exacerbates Parkinson’s disease neuropathology. Neuroprotective effects of co-administration of TiO2 nanowired…

U.K. Scientists Develop Fluorescent Dye to Improve Brain Studies in Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

A two-year collaboration between British neuroscientists and chemists has led to a new fluorescent dye that’s less toxic than other dyes on the market. The new tool will help researchers understand the mechanisms underlying many neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s. Scientists at England’s Keele University in Staffordshire and Newcastle University in Newcastle upon…