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Reduced Protein Synthesis May Be Early Indicator for Parkinson’s

Sep 23, 2020 07:00 am | Diana Campelo Delgado

 

deep brain stimulationReduced protein synthesis could serve as a biomarker to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease, even before motor symptoms appear, a recent study suggests. The study, “Protein synthesis is suppressed in sporadic and familial Parkinson’s disease by LRRK2,” was published in The FASEB Journal. The LRRK2 protein (leucine-rich repeat kinase 2), also known as dardarin, plays an important […]

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Age, Depression, Other Factors Linked to Fatigue Progression, Study Finds

Sep 23, 2020 07:00 am | Diana Campelo Delgado

 

fatigueFatigue increases over time in people with Parkinson’s disease and is associated with several factors, including sex, age, depression symptoms, and higher cognitive function, a study has found. The results of the longitudinal study, “Progression of fatigue in Parkinson’s disease – A nine-year follow-up,” were published in the European Journal of Neurology. Fatigue, or unrelenting exhaustion, is […]

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Cognitive Changes Are Most Challenging Symptom for Parkinson’s Care Partners, Research Reveals

Sep 22, 2020 08:00 am | Marisa Wexler

 

Cognitive changesCognitive changes in people with Parkinson’s disease pose a substantial challenge for their care partners, new research suggests. The findings were presented at the 2020 Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic) by researchers from the Parkinson’s Foundation, in a poster titled, “The Care Partner Perspective: Most Challenging […]

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‘Is Parkinson’s Inherited?’ MJFF Webinar Focuses on Genetics, Diversity in Trials

Sep 22, 2020 07:00 am | Forest Ray, PhD

 

MJFF webinar, genetics, clinical trialsA new webinar titled “Is Parkinson’s Inherited?” — led by a research vice president at the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) — focused on the genetics and heritability of Parkinson’s disease and spoke to the need for greater diversity in clinical trials. The MJFF’s latest Third Thursday Webinar, moderated by Brian Fiske, PhD, senior vice president […]

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