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Smells Like Parkinson’s Disease

Smells Like Parkinson’s Disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Studies have shown that problems with olfaction actually generally precede the onset of other motor symptoms.

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Lab-Made Neurons Allow Scientists To Study A Genetic Cause Of Parkinson's

Lab-Made Neurons Allow Scientists To Study A Genetic Cause Of Parkinson's | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Their findings, which they write about in the 7 February issue of Nature Communications, reveal some potential new drug targets for Parkinson's and a new platform to screen treatments that might mimic the protective functions of parkin, the gene they investigated.

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Inability To Express Emotion May Be An Early Symptom Of Parkinson's Disease

Inability To Express Emotion May Be An Early Symptom Of Parkinson's Disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Alexithymia, a person's state of deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing emotions, has been strongly linked to depression in both clinical and general populations, and even though symptoms of alexithymia and depression can be partially overlapping, they are not all related to depressive symptoms and therefore highlight the relative independence of the two disorders

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Potential Cause of Severe Sleep Disorder Discovered, Implications for Parkinsons Disease

“Our research is the first to establish a potential genetic link to human REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD).
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Parkinson’s disease stopped in animal model

Parkinson’s disease stopped in animal model | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Despite several effective therapies that treat Parkinson’s symptoms, nothing slows its progression. While it’s not known what exactly causes the disease, evidence points to one particular culprit: a protein called α-synuclein.

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Researchers visualize the development of Parkinson's cells

New technology from the University of Bonn in Germany lets researchers observe the development of the brain cells responsible for the disease.

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Scientists identify protein that contributes to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Scientists identify protein that contributes to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, an independent and nonprofit biomedical-research organization, have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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