New Trial Platform Could Accelerate Finding a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists describe the concept of a multi-arm, multi-stage trial for evaluating potential therapies for Parkinson's disease and lessons learned from similar trials in other neurogenerative diseases and cancer in JPD

May 6, 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – Despite 30 years of research, not a single therapy has been found to successfully delay or stop the progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). In the Journal of Parkinson's Disease scientists report on the possibility of using a multi-arm, multi-stage trial platform to evaluate several potential therapies at once, using lessons learned from other diseases. More...

May 6, 2020

New Evidence that Higher Caffeine and Urate Levels Are Protective Against Parkinson’s Disease

Analysis of participants in the Harvard Biomarkers Study highlights the inverse association between low caffeine consumption and blood urate levels and PD, report scientists in JPD

May 5, 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – Two purines, caffeine and urate, have been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) in multiple study groups and populations. Analysis of data from the Harvard Biomarkers Study shows that lower levels of caffeine consumption and lower blood urate are inversely associated with PD, strengthening the links between caffeine intake and urate levels and PD, reports a study in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease (JPD). More...

May 5, 2020

Nutritional Management of Patients with COVID-19 Disease

A position paper of the Italian association of medical specialists in dietetics and clinical nutrition (ANSISA)

May 1, 2020 - Ancona, Italy – COVID-19 disease is characterized by serious clinical manifestations which could require urgent hospitalization. Prolonged hospitalization, with catabolism and immobilization, induces a decrease in weight and muscle mass which can result in sarcopenia, a condition that impairs respiratory and cardiac function, worsening the prognosis. More...

May 1, 2020

Designing a Scalable Infrastructure for Journal Websites

May 1, 2020 - Publishing scholarly content is the crux of all the IOS Press journals and enabling discoverability of that content is a high priority. Launching a dedicated website is an excellent tool for enhancing visibility while providing a platform for additional features to offer the journal’s audience. Read on to find out about the journey IOS Press has taken to maximize the digital experience of its new journal websites. More...

May 1, 2020