Selective estrogen treatments appear to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease in male mice. The study sheds light on sex-based differences associated with the disease and may provide new therapeutic avenues for treatment.
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that Parkinson's disease may start in the gut. Researchers found gut-to-brain propagation of alpha-synuclein spread via the vagus nerve. The study provides a more accurate model of Parkinson's progression and could lead to new treatments to halt or prevent this neurodegenerative disease.
Inflammation of the colon is associated with alterations in alpha-synuclein expression and phosphorylation in the myenteric plexus of common marmoset monkeys. The findings support the growing body of evidence that inflammation may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease.
Chronic exposure to manganese, as experienced by some working as industrial welders, has been linked to the onset of Parkinson's like symptoms. Researchers report manganese exposure can cause misfolded alpha-synuclein, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
A new study reveals a defective version of astrocytes may be linked to the build up of alpha synuclein and could spur Parkinson's disease. The findings show the important role glial cells play in Parkinson's and offers insights into new targets for therapies to fight the neurodegenerative disease.
A new study reports caffeine plus another compound found in the waxy coating of coffee beans may help protect the brain against Parkinson's disease.
A new study reveals minocycline, a popular antibiotic, can help extend lifespan and improve protein balance in aging worms. Researchers say the protective mechanism of the medication could be exploited to help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's in humans.
According to researchers, drinking coffee could reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The study reports dark roasted coffee appears to have better neuroprotective qualities than light roasts.