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‘Strange’ twist for viral version of Parkinson’s: It may take decades for disease symptoms to appear

In recent years, a mysterious surge of a Parkinson’s-like disorder spread around the world, causing an estimated 10-15% of the ten million worldwide ...
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Rethinking what causes Parkinson’s: Studies suggest we may be looking in the wrong place

During her time as a postdoc at the University of Basel in Switzerland, Sarah Shahmoradian decided to study the abnormal aggregates of ...
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Brain changes can be spotted ‘years before’ Parkinson’s disease emerges

Changes in the brain that can be spotted years before physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease occur might act as an ...
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‘Forest fire’ in the brain: How inflammation may spark Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

[B]oth Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be the results of neuroinflammation—in which the brain’s immune system has gotten out of whack ...
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Attacking Parkinson’s with ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells

Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease for the first time ...
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Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

Lurking in the layers of the human appendix lie deposits of alpha-synuclein, a protein prone to gumminess, like sticky rice ...
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Sleep paralysis and why it may mean more than we thought

Sleep paralysis affects millions every year, and studies estimate that more than half of the global population will experience at ...
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Mapping everything we know about Parkinson’s

The possible causes of Parkinson's disease are incredibly varied. A new team of researchers is building a Parkinson's disease map ...
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Can’t get motivated? You may be able to blame your genes

Being apathetic may feel like following the path of least resistance. But studies of apathy in the brain show otherwise ...
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Are we ready, without professional help, to decide what to do when our genes tell us we have a potential disorder?

The FDA's decision to allow 23andMe to offer consumers disease screening has triggered a debate over whether the public is ...
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If you’re indifferent about reading this article, it may be genetic

Being apathetic may feel like following the path of least resistance. But studies of apathy in the brain show otherwise ...
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Drug reverses aging — in rats. Could it help humans?

An allergy drug shows promising results in retarding or reversing aging in rodents. What are next steps to see if ...
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Can Parkinson’s disease be cured by an injection of fetal cells into the brain?

A new stem cell treatment for Parkinson's diseased highlight the delicate balance of risks vs. rewards. It entail using fetal ...