Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies
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  May 16, 2017  
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 Mayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathiesMayo Clinic study provides information on survival and death of patients with synucleinopathies
 
Faced with a serious disease, patients want to know the answer to a difficult question: "How long will I live?"
 
 
 Making brain implants smaller could eliminate scarring, extend life of devicesMaking brain implants smaller could eliminate scarring, extend life of devices
 
Many diseases, including Parkinson's disease, can be treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, which diminishes their effectiveness and can necessitate additional surgeries to replace them.
 
   NIST chemists publish new data on important compound’s thermodynamic propertiesNIST chemists publish new data on important compound’s thermodynamic properties
 
Amantadine hydrochloride may be the most common medication you've never heard of. This compound has been around for decades as the basis for antiviral and other medications, from flu therapy to treatments for brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease and the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis.
 
   New research reveals causes of weight gain after deep brain stimulation in Parkinsonian patientsNew research reveals causes of weight gain after deep brain stimulation in Parkinsonian patients
 
It was already known that people affected by Parkinson's disease, when subjected to deep brain stimulation, gained weight, but it was less clear why that was so. Thanks to new research by the International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA in Trieste, it has been realized that the weight gain after implant has a multifactorial origin.
 
 Penn researcher searches for common factor linked to smell loss
 
Penn researcher searches for common factor linked to smell lossStudies have shown that loss of the sense of smell can be among the first warning signs of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
 
 
 Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptors
 
Detailed images reveal how regulatory proteins affect function of brain receptorsScientists at Columbia University have obtained the first detailed images of interactions between the AMPA receptor and molecules that regulate chemical signaling in the brain.