Scientists reveal new ‘threshold theory’ of how Parkinson's disease spreads
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  March 8, 2017  
  Parkinson's Disease  
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 Scientists reveal new ‘threshold theory’ of how Parkinson's disease spreadsScientists reveal new ‘threshold theory’ of how Parkinson's disease spreads
 
The toxic protein behind Parkinson's disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve, according to a new theory by Technion and Harvard University scientists.
 
 
 Red hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's diseaseRed hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease
 
A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease.
 
   Emory researchers uncover novel link between SV2C protein and Parkinson's diseaseEmory researchers uncover novel link between SV2C protein and Parkinson's disease
 
Emory investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson's disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk.
 
   MIT researchers develop precise technique to measure dopamine in the brainMIT researchers develop precise technique to measure dopamine in the brain
 
MIT researchers have devised a way to measure dopamine in the brain much more precisely than previously possible, which should allow scientists to gain insight into dopamine's roles in learning, memory, and emotion.
 
 Can dancing improve your mental health?
 
Can dancing improve your mental health?Dance psychology is the study of dance and dancers from a scientific and psychological perspective. What we're trying to understand is what happens when people dance and why, we are looking at it from a healthcare perspective, which might suggest dancing is good for you.
 
 
 Study finds link between extended use MAO-B inhibitors and slow clinical decline in PD patients
 
Study finds link between extended use MAO-B inhibitors and slow clinical decline in PD patientsThere has long been interest in whether monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors slow progression of Parkinson's disease (PD) and improve long-term outcomes.