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Gene Technique Identifies Hidden Causes of Brain Malformation

Highlights Most diagnostic gene testing is done by sequencing specific genes using a traditional DNA sequencing technique known as ...

Scripps Florida and Mayo Clinic Team Up to Successfully Target Common Mutation in Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia

JUPITER, FL – An international team led by scientists from the Florida campuses of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Mayo Clinic have for the first time successfully designed a therapeutic strategy targeting a specific genetic mutation that causes a common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well a type of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). ... Full story

Study Finds Accuracy of Diagnosing Parkinson's is Low

PHOENIX — Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have determined that many people with an early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are not correctly diagnosed according to a study just published in the journal Neurology. ... Full story

Potential basis for the treatment and prevention of Parkinson’s disease

Max Planck researchers show that two products of the gene DJ-1 can increase the survival of neurons ... Full story

Potential treatment and prevention of Parkinson’s disease

Max Planck researchers show that two products of the gene DJ-1 can increase the survival of neurons ... Full story

Study: Boosting neural pathway from gut to brain could play part in weight control

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University study found an increase in sensory nerve fibers that send signals from the gut to the brain reduces the time spent eating a meal, which could help regulate body weight. ... Full story

Cinnamon May Be Used to Halt the Progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study Results Published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology ... Full story

Penn Researchers Find Naltrexone May Be Effective in Diminishing Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease Patients

PHILADELPHIA – Up to 20 percent of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and their families may confront a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence of impulse control disorders (ICDs) such as compulsive gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. ... Full story

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