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Lead in Kids’ Blood Linked to Behavioral and Emotional Problems

July 6th, 2014
New research shows that even a low exposure to lead can result in emotional and behavioral problems in children. As blood lead levels increase, so do the problems, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. "This research focused on lower ...

Fast Walking May Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms

July 4th, 2014
Promising new research suggests that regular walking of moderate intensity may improve motor function, mood, tiredness, fitness, and some cognitive skills among people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. The research is presented online in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy ...

Brain Scan Detects Early Parkinson’s

June 14th, 2014
Brain Scan Detects Early Parkinson'sResearchers from Oxford University have developed a simple and quick MRI technique that can detect early-stage Parkinson's disease with 85 percent accuracy. The study is published in the journal Neurology. “At the moment ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...

Depression May Lessen Effectiveness of Parkinson’s Drugs

April 21st, 2014
Depression May Lessen Effectiveness of Parkinson's DrugsIn an unexpected finding, new research suggests depression can hamper cognitive function among Parkinson’s’ patients receiving traditional dopamine replacement therapy. Scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Scientists Create Virtual Brain to Study Neurological Disorders

February 16th, 2014
Scientists Create a Virtual Brain to Study Neurological DisordersResearchers are hoping that the world’s largest simulated brain — known as Spaun — will be used to test new drugs that lead to breakthrough treatments for ...

Higher Vitamin D Tied to Better Cognition, Mood in Parkinson’s Patients

January 18th, 2014
Higher Vitamin D Tied to Better Cognition, Mood in Parkinson's PatientsA new study has found that higher levels of Vitamin D in patients with Parkinson’s disease was associated with lower severity of symptoms, better ...

Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

January 6th, 2014
Bias Found In Aggressive Treatment of Parkinson's DiseaseA new report suggests female, black and Asian patients with Parkinson’s disease are less likely to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. DBS is a proven intervention to ...

Inosine May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

December 29th, 2013
Inosine Treatment Found to Elevate Urate Levels to Slow Parkinson's  A two-year clinical trial conducted by a consortium led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of ...