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Study: Nearly 40% of Patients Have Minor Hallucinations

Nearly four of every 10 patients with Parkinson’s disease experience minor hallucinations, a new study from China estimates. Results suggest a link between minor hallucinations and Parkinson’s-related sleep problems. The study, “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Minor Hallucinations in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease,” was published in …

Study Finds No Differences in Cognitive Abilities Between Sexes

No differences in cognitive abilities were identified between men and women with Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study. Although no tests were conducted, the researchers suggested the lack of cognitive differences between male and female patients, which is found in aging healthy individuals, may be due to the…

Mission Earns MJFF Grant to Develop Familial Parkinson’s Treatment

Mission Therapeutics has been awarded a Therapeutic Pipeline Program grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to advance development of its USP30 deubiquitylating enzyme (DUB) inhibitors for the treatment of familial Parkinson’s disease. The grant, worth about $500,000, will be used to test these inhibitors in animals that model…

New DBS Protocol Has Lasting Effects in Mice

A deep brain stimulation (DBS) protocol that targets specific sets of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain produced long-lasting effects in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. The new protocol, which uses brief bursts of electrical stimulation, offered effects that lasted hours longer than those of conventional DBS. The study,…

Study Exploring Why Alpha-synuclein Hurts Some Cells But Not Others

A new research project seeks to better characterize the structural properties of alpha-synuclein, which researchers hope will lead to a better understanding of this protein’s toxic effects in Parkinson’s disease. One of the hallmark features of Parkinson’s is the formation of aggregates — “clumps” or “tangles” — of alpha-synuclein…

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