Aggressive immune cells aggravate Parkinson’s disease

July 20, 2018, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Parkinson’s disease, formerly referred to as “shaking palsy,” is one of the most common disorders affecting movement and the nervous system. Medical researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have reported a possible cause of the disease in the […]

Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the […]

Bacteriophages: Are they an overlooked driver of Parkinson’s disease?

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the New York-based Human Microbiology Institute have discovered the role certain bacteriophages may play in the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society […]

Vitamin B3 has a positive effect on damaged nerve cells in Parkinson’s patients

Unsteady hands, stiff muscles and slow movements – all these are typical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Some 220,000 people in Germany are affected by the disease, which becomes more likely to occur as people get older. It is caused by […]

Scientists show that a key Parkinson’s biomarker can be identified in the retina

A study involving scientists from the University of Alicante and the United States notes that the accumulation of a protein known as alpha-synuclein in the retina is a key Parkinson’s biomarker that could help detect the degree of severity of […]