Category: Parkinson’s

Antesense RNA

A new discovery allows researchers to improve industrial protein synthesis for therapeutic use. The researchers now understand the use of RNA when not involved in the protein-coding process. Coding genes via protein synthesis activity can be enhanced by the activity of, “…the non-coding one called ‘antisense.’” The researchers also provided

Playing Pinochle with Dogs

When J. Thomas Hutton, MD, PhD, FAAN met a 75-year-old Muleshoe farmer with an eight-year history of Parkinson’s Disease, life changed. The man wore a sweatshirt that said, “If things get better with age, then I’m approaching MAGNIFICENCE,” and taunted Dr. Hutton about being late to the appointment because of

Study: How A Genetic Mutation Leads To Parkinson’s Symptoms

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have reprogrammed the skin cells of Parkinson’s disease patients with a known genetic mutation. This lead to the identification of damage to neural stem cells as being a major component of Parkinson’s. The researchers hope this will lead to new and better

Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkin is delicious and healthy. Even better, it show up better than an apple when you carve and set it on the porch, even without the candle. Ok, enough of the jokes. Eating is serious business, after all. Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. From now until the beginning

Clinton O. Allen Receives Amarantus BioSciences Appoitnment

Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (AMBS) has appointed Clinton O. Allen to its Advisory Board. Parkinson’s and dramatic brain injuries are the focus of the new treatment and diagnostics work done by AMBS, a biotechnology company. This appointment marks an exciting new phase for AMBS. Allen brings with him years of experience

Parkinson’s Key Player Discovered

Salk Institute for Biological Studies researchers have discovered that neural stem cells damage plays a key role in Parkinson’s disease. Eventually, there is a weakened response to create functional neurons like the ones that respond to dopamine. It is not known if this causes Parkinson’s or is because of it.

Study: Loss of Smell Linked to Parkinson’s

A loss of smell could signal Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or another neurodegenerative disorder. The most common loss of smell comes from colds or upper respiratory infections. Smokers often display a weaker sense of smell, too. Researchers in the study focused on the sense of smell and myasthenia gravis (MG). Read

Electric Pants May Prevent Bedsores

A new invention that consists of underpants with built-in electrodes which deliver small shocks to help prevent bedsores may be the next big thing for patients in a coma or who are immobilized. “Smart-e-Pants” electrically stimulate the buttocks of these patients. The electric pants worked very well during a test

Stem Cell Model Developed

Adult stem cells used as a model for Gaucher disease may benefit Gaucher and other disease like Parkinson’s. Gaucher and Parkinson’s are known to be connected through mutations in the recessive gene for Gaucher that about ten percent of Parkinson’s patients carry. The hope is that the discovery will speed

A Short Promo for JF & CS and Parkinson’s

JF&CS Short Film: Parkinson’s Family Support features Michael, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Michael struggles not to succumb to Parkinson’s, and one of the main ways he stays active is through the Jewish family and Children’s Services (JF&CS). Watch the video to find out more about this group.