Parkinson's disease pivotal trial treats first patient using focused ultrasound
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  June 5, 2018  
  Parkinson's Disease  
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 Researchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's diseaseResearchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease
 
The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new collaborative study led by the Francis Crick Institute, Newcastle University and GSK.
 
   Parkinson's disease pivotal trial treats first patient using focused ultrasoundParkinson's disease pivotal trial treats first patient using focused ultrasound
 
The first patient in a multicenter pivotal trial using focused ultrasound to address the major motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease has been treated at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.
 
   Study: Different strains of same protein may contribute to different Parkinson's-related brain disordersStudy: Different strains of same protein may contribute to different Parkinson's-related brain disorders
 
Different Parkinson's-related brain disorders, called synucleionpathies, are characterized by misfolded proteins embedded in cells.
 
 Study uncovers why pesticide exposure increases Parkinson's disease risk in some people
 
Study uncovers why pesticide exposure increases Parkinson's disease risk in some peopleA new University of Guelph study has discovered why exposure to pesticides increases some people's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
 
 
 UAB researchers unravel brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies
 
UAB researchers unravel brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodiesA decay of brain function is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, or DLB. Specifically, cognitive dysfunction defines DLB, and nearly eight of every 10 Parkinson's patients develop dementia.
 
 
 Bath geriatrician leads new UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s disease
 
Bath geriatrician leads new UK-wide trial into Parkinson’s diseaseIt will test whether a commonly prescribed dementia drug could prevent debilitating falls for people with the disease. Falls are a frequent complication of Parkinson's, which affect around 60 percent of the 127,000-people diagnosed with the condition each year.
 
 
 New brain implant may help treat Parkinson's disease
 
New brain implant may help treat Parkinson's diseaseDeep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson's disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique.
 
 
 Cognitive training intervention reduces gait freezing in Parkinson's patients, study shows
 
Cognitive training intervention reduces gait freezing in Parkinson's patients, study showsThe researchers report significant reduction in the severity and duration of freezing of gait, improved cognitive processing speed and reduced daytime sleepiness.