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.
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 in diet linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
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.
Wants to slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease
There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s disease. For Per Svenningsson, Professor of Neurology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, the goal is to slow down the disease progression instead of only treating the symptoms.
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.
New knowledge paves the way to transplant of dopamine cells
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University have conducted a single cell RNA sequencing study of human pluripotent stem cell-derived grafts in an animal Parkinson’s disease model. This is the first study of its kind, and the results are published in Nature Communications.
History of Parkinson's disease a bumpy ride
Tremors, slowed movement, stiffness and symptoms that are not visible. For thousands of years, Parkinson’s disease has been affecting people’s lives, and yet there is still no cure.
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Tailored brain-cells to combat Parkinson's disease
The ERC Advanced Grant is one of Europe’s most prestigious programmes for research financing. The grant has now been awarded to Ernest Arenas to tailor dopamine-producing brain cells for patients with Parkinson’s disease.