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Diabetes Drug Improves Parkinson’s Motor Symptoms in Small Trial

From Alzforum :   17 Aug 2017 August brought some welcome news for the Parkinson’s community: results from a Phase 2 clinical trial suggested the diabetes drug exenatide halted the worsening of motor problems in people in moderate stages of the disease. As reported in the Lancet on August 3, motor symptoms slightly improved in […]

Music therapy helps people with Parkinson’s

Elizabeth Stegemöller arranged a circle of metal folding chairs around a piano as clients started arriving for a weekly music therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease. For the next hour, Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, will lead the class through a series of vocal exercises and songs. Singing uses […]

New drug may treat and limit progression of Parkinson’s disease

According to Science Daily, researchers at Binghamton University have developed a new drug that may limit the progression of Parkinson’s disease while providing better symptom relief to potentially hundreds of thousands of people with the disease. Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are commonly managed using a selective dopamine receptor agonists. While these drugs are useful in […]

Scientists uncover the structure of tau filaments from Alzheimer’s disease

5 Jul 2017 Researchers at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) have, for the first time, revealed the atomic structures of one of the two types of the abnormal filaments which lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the structures of these filaments will be key in developing drugs to prevent their formation. The researchers, whose […]