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AIMP2 and PARP1

Will PARP inhibitors protect dopamine-making neurons in humans?

Will PARP inhibitors protect dopamine-making neurons in humans? These same drugs are currently undergoing clinical trials for breast, ovarian and colorectal cancer, and melanoma. There is reason to believe they may be helpful in Parkinson’s disease as well. Unfortunately, any clinical trials are a long way away.

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Monica Hall

Deep brain simulation for late-stage, early onset Parkinson’s

Deep brain simulation for late-stage, early onset Parkinson’s. I’m trying not to cover palliative care too much, but thought this might provide some hope for those for whom medications no longer work well.

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JCI Cover

Glucose control and Parkinson’s disease

Glucose control may be one way to slow the degenerative process in Parkinson’s. Once again we see an association of blood glucose, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Description: “1Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom. 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom. 3Reta Lila Weston Laboratories, London, United Kingdom. 4UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdo…
  • Source Link: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/68295

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Steve Reed

Potential Cause of Parkinson’s Disease that Points to a New Therapeutic Strategy

A genetic mutation that is responsible for a small minority of Parkinson’s cases points to the contribution of chronic neuroinflammation and oxidative stress that probably underlies all “sporadic” cases of Parkinson’s disease.

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glneurotech

Treat Parkinson’s while you sleep?

A patent was issued for a “transcranial direct current stimulation” system to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Curious what are the side effects compared to the current medications? Of course we are still only talking about supportive therapy, rather than any kind of treatment. Would you use it?

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