Researchers find chemical link between two problem proteins that cause Parkinson's disease
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  February 2, 2017  
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 Researchers find chemical link between two problem proteins that cause Parkinson's diseaseResearchers find chemical link between two problem proteins that cause Parkinson's disease
 
Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson's disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, both could be neutralized by a single drug designed to target the link.
 
 
 New Norwegian study finds key mechanisms for future treatment of Parkinson's diseaseNew Norwegian study finds key mechanisms for future treatment of Parkinson's disease
 
A new Norwegian study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment.
 
   Researchers shed light on basis of Parkinson’s disease and other ‘synucleinopathies’Researchers shed light on basis of Parkinson’s disease and other ‘synucleinopathies’
 
Parkinson's disease (PD) and other "synucleinopathies" are known to be linked to the misfolding of alpha-synuclein protein in neurons.
 
   Tremors Following StrokeTremors Following Stroke
 
Movement disorders are conditions involving abnormal involuntary movements of a part of the body. These can occur due to several causes, and are uncommonly associated with stroke. A tremor may develop for the first time following a stroke, either immediately after it, or in a subacute manner.
 
   Scientists aim to understand how mitochondrial defects lead to pathological statesScientists aim to understand how mitochondrial defects lead to pathological states
 
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause of many diseases that are bewildering in their variety and complexity. They include rare genetic disorders in children, some forms of heart disease, and most likely many cases of Parkinson's disease.
 
 Parkinson’s Disease Tremor
 
Parkinson’s Disease TremorParkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder in which nerve cells in the substantia nigra, a pigmented dopamine-rich region in the brain, are destroyed gradually over a period of time. These cells are responsible for the smooth relay of nerve impulses to the next point, the corpus striatum. Loss of these neurons leads to dopamine deficiency which eventually manifests clinically.
 
 
 Hand-grip test proves to be easy, reliable way to examine muscle strength decline in PD patients
 
Hand-grip test proves to be easy, reliable way to examine muscle strength decline in PD patientsUBC researchers Jenn Jakobi and Gareth Jones, both Health and Exercise Sciences professors at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently completed a study that examined the methods used to monitor the progressive advancement of Parkinson's disease (PD)--a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system.