Parkinson’s Disease - Newly discovered mechanism sheds light on how Parkinson’s disease can spread in the brain
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  August 6, 2019  
  Parkinson's Disease  
  The latest Parkinson's disease news from News Medical  
 Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms developScientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms develop
 
Scientists have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain up to 20 years before patients present with any symptoms.
 
   Newly discovered mechanism sheds light on how Parkinson’s disease can spread in the brainNewly discovered mechanism sheds light on how Parkinson’s disease can spread in the brain
 
Tiny channels between nerve cells are involved in a newly discovered mechanism of how Parkinson's disease can spread throughout the brain, according to new research from Linköping University, Sweden.
 
   Patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson'sPatients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's
 
A study published this week has found that patients with bipolar disorder are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. It is hoped that the finding may help researchers gain a better understanding of the underlying causes of the two conditions.
 
 "Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’s
 
"Smart" deep brain stimulators for Parkinson’sA new study from the scientists at the University of Houston reveals specific neuromarkers for Parkinson’s disease. Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease could now be targeted towards cells carrying these markers in the brain and thus become more accurate and specific explain the researchers.
 
 
 Researchers challenge conventional understanding of cause of Parkinson's
 
Researchers challenge conventional understanding of cause of Parkinson'sAn international team of researchers involving members of the University of Basel's Biozentrum challenges the conventional understanding of the cause of Parkinson's disease.
 
 
 Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patients
 
Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve dopamine levels in Parkinson's patientsN-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body's antioxidants and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the journal, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
 
 
 People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease
 
People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's diseasePeople who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.