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Parkinson’s and Autoimmunity Strongly Linked in New Study
Bits of a protein that builds up in Parkinson’s disease trigger the immune system, causing it to tag them as foreign invaders.
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, cognitive health, immunity, immune system, T cells, Parkinson's disease | Comments: (0) | View Count: (848)
Pig brain cells implanted into brains of people with Parkinson’s
The approach is still in the early stages of testing, but initial results from four people look promising, with all showing some improvement 18 months after surgery.
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| Categories: | Tags: Parkinson's disease, cell transplantation, genetics, genome modification, genetic engineering, CRISPR | Comments: (0) | View Count: (647)
CRISPR tech leads to new screening tool for Parkinson's disease
A team of researchers is using breakthrough gene-editing technology to develop a new screening tool for Parkinson's disease, a debilitating degenerative disorder of the nervous system. The technology allows scientists in the lab to 'light up' and then monitor a brain protein called alpha-synuclein that has been associated with Parkinson's.
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Scientists remotely move a mouse’s whiskers with electrodes outside its brain
This new method can stimulate deep parts of the brain without surgery and — if it pans out in humans — it could be very helpful for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s, depression, or epilepsy.
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| Categories: | Tags: Brain, neurons, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, neurointerface | Comments: (0) | View Count: (660)
The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run
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Antibiotic doxycycline may offer hope for treatment of Parkinson's disease
Doxycycline, an antibiotic used for over half a century against bacterial infections, can be prescribed at lower doses for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, say researchers.
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One Step Closer to Finding Out How Wine May Protect Your Neurons
A new study finds wine-derived human gut metabolites may have neuroprotective capabilities.Low to moderate intake of red wine can delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers have now found out how wine compounds are protective against neuronal death: they should pass through your stomach first.
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Detecting walking speed with wireless signals

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Detecting walking speed with wireless signals
By measuring this emerging vital sign, CSAIL system could help monitor and diagnose health issues like cognitive decline and cardiac disease.
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We Just Got More New Evidence That Parkinson's Starts in the Gut - Not the Brain
Scientists have found more new evidence that Parkinson's could start in the gut before spreading to the brain, observing lower rates of the disease in patients who had undergone a procedure called a truncal vagotomy.
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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells

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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells
Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.
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