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Unique Protein Interaction May Drive Most Common Genetic Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

A mechanism for neuron death ?

Unique Protein Interaction May Drive Most Common Genetic Cause of Parkinson’s Disease

(Findings Challenge Conventional Wisdom, Point to New Therapeutic Strategies)

Steve Finkbeiner, MD, PhD and Gaia Skibinski, PhD

January 07, 2014

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April 24, 2014
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Overview: Deep Brain Stimulation for PD

Suneil K. Kalia, Tejas Sankar, Andres M. Lozano

Curr Opin Neurol. 2013;26(4):374-380

 

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September 15, 2013
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Mannitol promising for PD ?

Artificial Sweetener Promising for Parkinson's?

Pauline Anderson

Jun 25, 2013

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June 26, 2013
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Diabetes drug shows promise in Parkinson's

Diabetes drug (Exenatide) shows promise in Parkinson's

 

Pauline Anderson

May 23, 2013

 

A diabetes drug looks promising for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), according to results of a small, proof-of-concept study.

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May 27, 2013
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Mice Study Finds Cancer Drug May Work on Common Brain Diseases

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor

Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 13, 2013

A new study suggests low doses of a leukemia drug may provide a new treatment strategy for neurodegenerative diseases.

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May 19, 2013
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Researchers discover key protein in development of Parkinson's disease

Image Caption: A mouse heart, in gray, shows signs of heart failure because it is missing Mfn2, newly identified as a key molecule in the process that culls unhealthy mitochondria from cells. Superimposed on the mouse heart is a fruit fly heart tube, shown in color. It also shows signs of failure because it is missing Parkin, another key molecule in mitochondrial quality control. These same molecules implicated in heart failure also play roles in Parkinson’s disease. Credit: Gerald W. Dorn II, MD / WUSTL

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May 06, 2013
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