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Advancing age and risk for Parkinson’s disease

I read an interesting review article recently, by Dr Reeve and colleagues in Ageing Research Reviews (14(2014) 19-30) that focused on the age-related changes to neurones in the brain that cause motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease (PD).   The authors state that aging is important for the development of PD, which makes sense since 1% of adults 60+years are affected… Read more »

liver disease drug may slow progression of parkinson’s disease

Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience are hopeful that new research (published in Brain) may lead to a group of drugs that may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. One of the major hypotheses for brain cell death in Parkinson’s is the malfunctioning of the mitochondria. The drug studied by the researchers at the Sheffield Institute includes compounds targeted to¬†correct the… Read more »