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Are we facing a Parkinson’s pandemic?

Are we facing a Parkinson’s pandemic?

According to one new study paper, evidence is emerging that Parkinson’s disease is becoming a pandemic. The authors discuss their concerns and the challenges ahead. Parkinson’s is on the rise, but can we slow its march? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition. Primarily affecting the motor regions of the central nervous system, symptoms tend to […]

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Parkinson’s disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps

Parkinson’s disease: Scientists find new target to destroy protein clumps

Blocking an enzyme could put a stop to the buildup of toxic protein clumps that occurs in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. New research reveals that blocking a certain protein clears Lewy bodies — toxic structures that are a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. This was the conclusion that scientists at Georgetown University Medical […]

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The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition with a wide range of effects, including problems with movement, blood pressure and thinking, and mood, sensory, and sleep difficulties. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) usually begin gradually, and they affect each person differently. The symptoms a person has will vary widely, regardless of how severe they are […]