International Task Force Determines Current Parkinson’s Disease Subtyping May Not Fit All Patients

A review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease concludes it is time to reevaluate the applicability of Parkinson’s disease subtyping and provides recommendations for new approaches to recognize the individual nature of the disease

April 29, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – The clinical presentation and underlying biology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) varies significantly, but attempts to cluster cases into a limited number of subtypes have questionable applicability and relevance, reports the international Task Force for PD Subtypes in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. Their systematic review of studies reporting a subtyping system for the first time concludes that new approaches are needed that acknowledge the individual nature of the disease and are more aligned with personalized medicine. More...

April 29, 2021

New Model May Explain the Mystery of Asymmetry in Parkinson’s Disease

The α-synuclein Origin and Connectome (SOC) model described in this Journal of Parkinson’s Disease article may explain asymmetrical motor symptoms and known variations in other symptoms that develop in Parkinson’s disease patients

April 28, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by slowness of movement and tremors, which often appear asymmetrically in patients. The new model of PD described in this review article published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease may explain these perplexing asymmetrical motor symptoms and other known variations such as different degrees of constipation and sleep disorders. More...

April 28, 2021

Which Parkinson’s Symptoms Do Patients Most Want to See Improved by Treatment?

A survey by Parkinson’s UK identifies which aspects of the condition matter most to patients – these findings have implications for improving quality of life and directing future research

April 26, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – Individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) face a wide range of symptoms and challenges. A team from Parkinson’s UK, including several Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) contributors, surveyed patients to find out which PD symptoms troubled them most and how priorities may change with condition duration. Their goal was to identify where improved treatments and strategies are most needed to help maintain independence and quality of life. They report their findings in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. More...

April 26, 2021

IOS Press Announces the Relaunch of LD Connect

April 13, 2021 - Amsterdam/Santa Barbara – IOS Press, an international publisher providing content and services for scientific, technical, and medical (STM) communities, is pleased to announce the relaunch of the renewed LD Connect (Linked Data Connect) website. Providing publicly available linked machine-readable metadata from all IOS Press journals and books, LD Connect has been completely rebuilt and rebranded. Located at ld.iospress.nl, it features enhanced browse and semantic search capabilities, expanded data, and new tools. It also constructs artificial intelligence (AI)-powered embeddings derived from all full text data, further unsiloing research data and enriching contextual relationships. More...

April 13, 2021