parkinsons disease

A Tool For Rapid Diagnosis Of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers in Japan have developed a fast, accurate and fully automated device that can measure the extent of α-synuclein aggregation in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Singapore Honors Outstanding Researchers At PSTA 2018

The awards recognize scientists who have helped place Singapore on the map of global research.

Schizophrenia And Parkinson’s Disease Share Common Mechanism

Using mice bearing a specific chromosomal deletion, researchers have found that schizophrenia and early-onset Parkinson’s disease may share a common underlying pathway.

A Three-Pronged Attack On Parkinson’s Disease

A research group in South Korea has developed a set of three nanoparticles with differing properties to remove reactive oxygen species in various cellular compartments.

7 Must-Read Stories In June 2018

Health threats like Nipah virus infection, cancer and Parkinson's disease weighed on the minds of readers in June 2018.

Fighting Parkinson’s Disease With Stem Cells

Dopaminergic neurons derived from human embryonic stem cells have been shown to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in monkeys.

Rabies Virus Protein Helps Send Drugs To The Brain

Using a protein produced by the rabies virus, scientists in China have developed a nanoparticle which could lead to better treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Bassoon Gene Linked To Rare Brain Disorder

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered that a mutation in the bassoon gene causes a type of brain disorder characterized by impaired motor and cognitive functions.

Gene Mutation Causes Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists in Japan have used a fruit fly model to demonstrate that a mutation in the DNAJC3 gene is responsible for the death of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease.

Are You A Robot? Brain Region Detects Androids From Humans

A study from Japan reveals the brain region responsible for that uneasy feeling over unnatural android movements.