Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients
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  February 20, 2018  
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 Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patientsResearchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients
 
With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.
 
   NIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodiesNIH scientists modify new RT-QuIC assay to detect Parkinson's, dementia with Lewy bodies
 
National Institutes of Health scientists developing a rapid, practical test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases have modified the assay to offer the possibility of improving early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.
 
   Researchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers uncover how excess calcium may influence development of Parkinson’s disease
 
Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
 
 Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease
 
Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers at Juntendo University report in Neurology the potential use of blood levels of caffeine and its byproducts as biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. The finding is promising for the development of a method enabling early identification of the disease.
 
 
 New family of peptides in wasp's venom may help develop better Parkinson's treatments
 
New family of peptides in wasp's venom may help develop better Parkinson's treatmentsAfter being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp's egg.
 
 
 Therapeutic target for glaucoma could have treatment ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
 
Therapeutic target for glaucoma could have treatment ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’sA therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, according to findings released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
 
 New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's disease
 
New study to test safety, efficacy of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to treat Parkinson's diseaseUniversity of Maryland Medicine is leading a phase 3 study to test the safety and efficacy of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound on the brain in order to treat Parkinson's disease.