This Mendelian randomization analysis adds to the evidence of a causal protective effect of high urate levels.
We urge PD patients to voluntarily refrain from donating blood until such time as definitive conclusions about blood-borne transmission of PD are possible.
Parkinson’s is not contagious in the sense of transmission from person to person. However, there is much about Parkinson’s that is similar to an infection.
People often ask me if Parkinson’s disease is “genetic or environmental”. The answer is that it depends on age of onset. Identical twin studies are helpful.
Scientists observed protein clumping in yeast, caused by a deficiency in zinc, that looks similar to what is seen in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Parkinson’s is not a single issue that can be slowed with a single supplement like CoQ10. By the time of diagnosis multiple directions of attack are needed.
The same PARK2 mutation that causes some early onset Parkinson’s cases, also leads to greater sensitivity to intracellular bacterial infections.
With protein phosphorylation, scientists are reminded that being at the scene of a crime does not necessarily mean being involved in the crime.
Neuroinflammation is associated with severe depression, fatigue, and cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s sufferers. The question seems to be, is it causal?
Anxiety does indeed predict Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. This is likely because seeing early symptoms of undiagnosed Parkinson’s causes anxiety.