Herpes Virus and Parkinson's Disease
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  August 13, 2018  
  Parkinson's Disease  
  The latest Parkinson's disease news from News Medical  
 Researchers question previous understanding of Parkinson's diseaseResearchers question previous understanding of Parkinson's disease
 
Parkinson's disease was first described by a British doctor more than 200 years ago. The exact causes of this neurodegenerative disease are still unknown.
 
   FAU researchers find possible cause of Parkinson’s disease in the patients’ immune systemFAU researchers find possible cause of Parkinson’s disease in the patients’ immune system
 
Parkinson's disease, formerly also referred to as shaking palsy, is one of the most frequent disorders affecting movement and the nervous system.
 
   New sensor detects early-stage Parkinson's disease from the breath of patientsNew sensor detects early-stage Parkinson's disease from the breath of patients
 
Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include tremor, loss of smell and neuropsychiatric problems. However, many people aren't diagnosed until their disease is well-advanced, which could limit their treatment options.
 
 Herpes Virus and Parkinson's Disease
 
Herpes Virus and Parkinson's DiseaseParkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive loss of function. With approximately 10 million people living with PD worldwide, it is one of the most commonly occurring neurodegenerative diseases. The majority of individuals with PD are older than 50 with only 4% being diagnosed at an earlier stage in life.
 
 
 Promising approach to stem cell therapy for treating Parkinson's disease
 
Promising approach to stem cell therapy for treating Parkinson's diseaseA major factor underlying Parkinson's Disease pathology is the loss of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra, and thus current therapies often aim to restore dopamine signaling. However, these treatments are not curative.
 
 
 Parkinson's therapies being developed may benefit everybody with the disease
 
Parkinson's therapies being developed may benefit everybody with the diseaseA gene linked to 3 to 4 percent of people with Parkinson's disease could play an important role in most, if not all, people with the disease, according to new study findings from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC.
 
 
 Brain scan can help select the right Parkinson’s patients for clinical trials
 
Brain scan can help select the right Parkinson’s patients for clinical trialsFrom today forward, researchers and drug companies have a new tool in the search for better treatments for Parkinson’s – a brain scan that can be used to select the right people for clinical trials.
 
 
 New treatment may be on the horizon for Parkinson's disease
 
New treatment may be on the horizon for Parkinson's diseaseMore of us are susceptible to Parkinson's as we age, as evidenced by actor Alan Alda's recent diagnosis. A new treatment may be on the horizon.