Altmetric Data Analysis Reveals How Parkinson’s Disease Research Affects the World

February 13, 2017 - London, UK and Boston, USA - ÜberResearch and Altmetric, leading data and analytics companies serving scientific funders and research organizations, have published an analysis of Parkinson’s disease research papers with the highest Altmetric Attention Scores in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. More...

February 13, 2017

Deep Brain Stimulation Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease Pose Ethical Challenges

Penn researchers propose guidelines to better protect patients in DBS clinical trials

January 30, 2017 - Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with this vulnerable population regarding decision making and post-study treatment access that need to be addressed as they ramp up, Penn Medicine researchers argue in a new review in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. More...

January 30, 2017

What Matters Most to Huntington’s Disease Patients? New Survey

Symptoms and treatments that most impact the lives of patients and their caregivers reported in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease

January 23, 2017 - Huntington’s disease (HD) has no cure and no therapies to slow the course of this fatal disease. HD patients can experience a wide range of cognitive, physical, and psychiatric symptoms. In an effort to gather the perspectives of both HD and Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) patients and their caregivers, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), conducted two surveys. The first assessed symptoms and their impact on daily life and the second gathered opinions about current approaches to treating HD. Insights gained as the result of these surveys are published in the current issue of the Journal of Huntington’s Disease. More...

January 23, 2017

Meditation and music may help reverse early memory loss in adults at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

January 23, 2017 - In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss. More...

January 23, 2017