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Failure of the molecular bodyguard in Parkinson’s disease


Scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have shown that chaperone proteins dynamically bind to…
‘Not all disease is the same’: study highlights protein variability in neurodegenerative diseases


A new University of Toronto study sheds light on how protein strains vary in the brains of those…
Neurodegenerative diseases may be caused by molecular transportation failures inside neurons


All neurodegenerative diseases have a common thread: the appearance of protein clumps in the brain such as amyloid-beta…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
This unique biosensing platform consists of an array of ultrathin graphene layers and gold nanostructures. The platform, combined with high-tech imaging (Raman spectroscopy), detects genetic material (RNA) and characterizes different kinds of stem cells with greater reliability, selectivity and sensitivity than today’s biosensors. Image credit: Letao Yang, KiBum Lee, Jin-Ho Lee and Sy-Tsong (Dean) Chueng
Better Biosensor Technology Created for Stem Cells

November 12, 2019

A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for…
The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

November 11, 2019

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing…
Parkinson’s Disease and Your Bladder

November 8, 2019

Anne Pelletier-Cameron, M.D., often jokes to her patients that she’s a female plumber of the lower urinary tract.…
A Game-Changing Test for Prion, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Diseases is on the Horizon

November 7, 2019

Synthetic molecules made at Berkeley Lab can be used to diagnose numerous devastating illnesses. There are currently no…
Researchers discover a way to turn Parkinson protein on itself

November 5, 2019

Researchers have found a way to create a super-inhibitor that effectively stops the development of Parkinsons by using…
Scientists find potential diagnostic tool, treatment for Parkinson’s disease

September 27, 2019

In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease…
Eisai and Meiji Announce Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Equfina Tablets (Safinamide Mesilate) Approved In Japan

September 20, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. has announced the manufacturing and marketing approval in Japan…
Soldiers, athletes could have improved outcomes from traumatic brain injury through faster diagnosis using urine analysis

September 5, 2019

Scientists also report that even a mild hit or blast to the brain can benefit from early detection,…
Parkinson’s disease may originate in the intestines

September 4, 2019

In 2003, a German neuropathologist proposed that Parkinson’s disease, which attacks the brain, actually might originate from the…
New add-on drug to treat off episodes in adults with Parkinson’s disease approved by FDA

August 28, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nourianz (istradefylline) tablets as an add-on treatment to levodopa/carbidopa in…
Scientists manipulate brain cells using a smartphone

August 8, 2019

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural…
Taking out the Protein Garbage Becomes More Difficult as Neurons Age

July 25, 2019

Cells dispose of harmful “trash” through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional…
Beyond finding a gene

July 23, 2019

Families living with extremely rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received an answer to the cause of their illnesses, thanks…
Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?

July 18, 2019

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to…
Infection-fighting protein senses protein misfolding in non-infected cells

July 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered an immune mechanism where host cells combat bacterial infection –…
New findings about how Parkinson’s disease develops

July 12, 2019

A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that the protein alpha-synuclein, which accumulates in patients with…
Study reveals roots of Parkinson’s in the brain

July 3, 2019

Researchers from King’s College London have uncovered the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, many years…
Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease

July 1, 2019

Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 6 million people worldwide, is caused by the buildup…
Pigs help scientists understand human brain

July 1, 2019

For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally…
Parkinson‘s Disease may have its Origins in the Gut, New Study Suggests

June 28, 2019

According to a series of experiments performed on mice at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that the neuro-toxic protein…
A new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson’s disease

June 25, 2019

More than three decades ago, scientists discovered that a chemical found in a synthetic opioid, MPTP, induced the…
New findings can help Parkinson’s patients

June 21, 2019

For patients with Parkinson’s disease, early signs of a certain part of the brain being broken down has…
Targeting the Microbiome Could Improve Parkinson’s Therapy

June 21, 2019

For some people with Parkinson’s disease, Levodopa is a wonder drug, capable of eliminating almost overnight the tremors…
Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder

June 14, 2019

An international study led by scientists in Oakland, Calif., and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and…
TAU Researchers Spearhead Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease

June 7, 2019

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease, affecting everything from speech, posture and gait to digestion, sleep, impulse…
A newly discovered mechanism reveals how Parkinson’s disease can spread

May 28, 2019

Tiny channels between nerve cells are involved in a newly discovered mechanism of how Parkinson’s disease can spread…
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