Parkinson’s disease could be slowed by molecule linked to exercise

Study finds brain-protecting protein molecules increased with physical activity Alex Matthews-King A protein molecule which increases with exercise appears to prevent the advance of Parkinson’s symptoms and may be the key to future treatments, experts say. Doctors from the Colorado University School of Medicine believe vigorous exercise could be linked to increased production of a brain-protecting protein molecule, DJ-1. […]

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Deep brain stimulation improves non motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease as well as motor symptoms

BY, Robert E. Tibbs Jr., MD Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS can decrease the number and severity of non motor symptoms of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well, according to a review published in […]

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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A GROUP OF TOXIC PROTEINS LINKED TO PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Researchers have glimpsed how the toxic protein clusters that are associated with Parkinson’s Disease disrupt the membranes of healthy brain cells, creating defects in the cell walls and eventually causing a series of events that induce neuronal death. The report, Structural basis of membrane disruption and cellular toxicity by a-synuclein oligomers, is published in the […]

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Remember The 13 Common things that people face difficulties having brain injury

After a brain injury, many people have difficulties with speaking, listening or being aware of other people’s non-verbal communication. These difficulties can include problems with talking and writing; or with understanding what they are reading, or what someone is saying (ie. difficulties in absorbing and processing information). Some people also find it difficult to have a conversation in a […]

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