Parkinson’s disease

Young neurons in mature brains

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new study uncovered the existence of immature neurons in adult brains well into old age, adding more weight to the longstanding debate of whether neurogenesis really stops after adolescence.…

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Gene therapy shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

2100 1400 Mea Holm, PhD

Interim results from a Phase Ib trial show that gene therapy may reduce the need for medication in patients with Parkinson’s disease refractory to levodopa. The investigational therapy is designed…

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New molecule could halt neural damage in Parkinson’s disease

2967 1980 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers may have found a way to halt, and even reverse, the neural damage associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) using a novel molecule that targets a key cause of nerve…

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Breath test could detect early stage Parkinson’s

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A simple breath test for detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) could one day be an effective, portable diagnostic tool – even outside the clinic – according to new research.…

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Promoting clean air for brain health

1600 1067 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Every year on the 22nd of July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) stages World Brain Day, an awareness-raising initiative involving more than 120 organisations from around the globe. This…

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World’s first MRI-compatible robot developed for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery

1600 1018 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Mechanical engineers and surgeons at Hong Kong University (HKU) have designed the first neurosurgical robot capable of performing stereotactic neurosurgery inside an MRI scanner. The innovative breakthrough will be employed…

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Deep brain stimulation effective in early Parkinson’s tremors

1600 1067 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) could slow the progression of tremors in Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to new data from a pilot trial.1 Researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville,…

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