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Turmeric compound shows promise in Parkinson’s


March 21st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Curcumin, a compound present in popular Indian spice turmeric, is showing promise in preventing the clumping of proteins that cause Parkinson's disease.A team led by Basir ... Read more...

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Study provides new insight into Parkinson’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has provided the first link between the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's and the hallmark accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein within the ... Read more...

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Protein pathway find may help solve Parkinson’s disease


March 1st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers have discovered a protein pathway that may hold the secret to understand Parkinson's disease.Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and the W. ... Read more...

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Toxin that plays key role in triggering Parkinson’s disease identified


February 11th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that a toxin produced by the brain is responsible for the series of cellular events that lead to Parkinson's disease.After research in an animal ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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New tests to detect Parkinson’s disease early on


September 27th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Parkinson's disease could be identified years before it begins to show symptoms. Researchers have identified key markers that may indicate whether a patient is at risk of developing ... Read more...

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Yeast offers clues to Parkinson’s disease


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Yeast can be simple model to study molecular basis of Parkinson's disease, says a scientist.Dr Tiago Fleming Outeiro from the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal says ... Read more...

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Sense of smell test key to tackling Parkinson’s disease


June 12th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have warned that losing the sense of smell could be an early sign of Parkinson's disease.Dr. Silke Nuber, from the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Tubingen, ... Read more...

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Molecules that protect brain cells from Parkinson’s identified


December 29th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Whitehead Institute researchers claim to have identified small molecules that appear to be capable of protecting brain cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.During the study, ... Read more...

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How Parkinson’s disease spreads in the brain


July 28th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, have gained fresh insights into how a mechanism whereby the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ‘molecule trio’ that kills neurons in Parkinson’s


April 30th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Columbia University Medical Centre have identified a trio of molecules that are responsible for killing brain cells in Parkinson's patients.They have showed ... Read more...

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Now, a new approach to calculate gene, protein connections in a Parkinson’’s disease


February 23rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 23 (ANI): American researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that they have developed a novel approach to analyse cellular data, and have been gaining ... Read more...

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Study casts light on toxicity mechanism behind Parkinson’’s disease


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have announced the identification of a mechanism behind the development of clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, a hallmark of ... Read more...

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Blood-related genetic mechanisms critical to Parkinson’’s identified


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): An international team of scientists have found that genetic mechanisms in blood cells play a crucial role in controlling a gene and protein that causes Parkinson''s disease.Patients ... Read more...

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Single change in protein could boost Parkinsons risk


February 27th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers at University of Florida Genetics Institute have found that a single change in a protein, commonly found in the brain, could be the deciding factor in whether ... Read more...

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Genes protecting Parkinsons identified


January 25th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 25 (ANI): Researchers at University of Alabama have identified five genes within animal models showing protective capabilities against an important trait of Parkinsons disease.This discovery can act as an ... Read more...

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Researchers identify possible Parkinsons trigger


January 3rd, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shed light on the onset of Parkinson's disease, by finding that a glitch in the ... Read more...

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Chemical that triggers Parkinson’s disease identified


November 14th, 2007 - 8:08 am ICT by admin
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