Parkinson’s disease

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Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease: Hope or hype?

Study reflects on the possible use of fecal microbiome transplants and pre/probiotics to help with the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Findings reveal fecal transplants have not yet been proven to be effective for motor symptoms associated with the condition, and probiotics have only been shown to assist with constipation.... Read More...
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Where does Parkinson’s disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?

Lewy body disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, comprise of two distinct subtypes. One subtype originates in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreads to the brain. The other originates in the brain, or enters the brain via the olfactory system, before spreading to the brainstem and PNS.... Read More...
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Genes associated with left-handedness linked with shape of the brain’s language regions

Four genetic regions have been identified as playing a role in left-handedness. Three of the four genes were associated with proteins involved in brain development and structure. Neuroimaging revealed those who were left-handed had increased functional connectivity between left and right language networks. Researchers also found correlations between the genetic regions associated with left-handedness and slightly reduced Parkinson's risk, but a slightly increased risk for schizophrenia.... Read More...