Book Bulletin 2011/3

October 6, 2011 - Download the Book Bulletin 2011/3 here. More...

October 6, 2011

New Study First to Link Mitochondrial Dysfunction and alpha-Synuclein Multiplication in Human Fibroblasts

October 7, 2011 - A new study in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease shows for the first time the effects of α-Synuclein (α-syn) gene multiplication on mitochondrial function and susceptibility to oxidative stress in human tissue. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been frequently implicated in the neurodegenerative process that underlies Parkinson’s disease, but the basis for this has not been fully understood. More...

October 7, 2011

Ability to Ride a Bike Can Aid Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in Any Setting

October 7, 2011 - In a new study published today in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, Japanese researchers report that the ability to ride a bike can differentiate between atypical parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the environment or situations for bicycling. More...

October 7, 2011

Blood tests may hold clues to pace of alzheimer’s disease progression

October 4, 2011 - A team of scientists, led by Johns Hopkins researchers, say they may have found a way to predict how quickly patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will lose cognitive function by looking at ratios of two fatty compounds in their blood. The finding, they say, could provide useful information to families and caregivers, and might also suggest treatment targets for this heartbreaking and incurable neurodegenerative disorder. More...

October 4, 2011