Spotlight on Parkinson's disease
Motor disorders are a well-known symptom of Parkinson's disease. But in recent years, research has highlighted that many patients experience greater problems from other, lesser known symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.
Still unknown what triggers Parkinson's disease
The best treatment for Parkinson's disease is still a medicine that goes back 50 years, but otherwise a lot is new in the field.
Genetic knowledge has opened new doors
The knowledge explosion in the field of Parkinson's has resulted in better animal models, faster testing systems and new possible treatments. Expecially the new genetic knowledge has opened new doors with respect to research into the causes of Parkinson's disease, according to Thomas Perlmann, Professor of Molecular Developmental Biology.
The toughest game of his life
Although he was not entirely unprepared, ice hockey coach Björn Hellkvist's diagnosis with Parkinson's disease still came as a shock.
Slowing down Parkinson’s disease
Meet Wallenberg Clinical Scholar Per Svenningsson and one of his patients, Sara Riggare, who was only 32 years old when she developed Parkinson's. Per Svenningsson is a professor at Karolinska Institutet and senior physician in neurology at Karolinska University Hospital. This video was produced in 2020 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Parkinson’s may start in the gut
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of North Carolina have mapped out the cell types behind various brain disorders. One interesting finding was that cells from the gut's nervous system are involved in Parkinson's disease, indicating that the disease may start there.
Antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin E Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson’s
People who consume high levels of vitamin C and E in their diet may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease than people who get only small amounts of these nutrients, according to a new study from University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy, and Karolinska Institutet. The study was published in Neurology.
In-depth knowledge on balance training in Parkinson's disease
A new study in the journal NPJ Parkinson's Disease provides an in-depth picture of balance training as a treatment for Parkinson's. The partly disappointing results suggest that exercise programmes may need to be intensified or personalized to a greater extent, and that more research is required.