Levodopa, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dyskinesia: The Benefits of Levodopa May Not Outweigh the Risk

The majority of Parkinson’s patients treated with Levodopa experience relief from the major motor effects of Parkinson’s. However, according to a recent article in Biospace, after prolonged use of Levodopa…

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Market Approval for Treatment of Tremors in ET and Parkinson’s in Brazil
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Market Approval for Treatment of Tremors in ET and Parkinson’s in Brazil

The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency, ANVISA, has granted market approval to Insightec for their focused ultrasound, Exablate 4000. This MR-guided ultrasound is used for the treatment of tremors that define…

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Five Genes Identified That May Cause Lewy Body Dementia
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Five Genes Identified That May Cause Lewy Body Dementia

According to a recent press release, scientists studying the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) The American Genome Center (TAGC) identified five genes which could play a role…

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After Failed Parkinson’s Trial, Sanofi Pauses Drug Development Programs
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After Failed Parkinson’s Trial, Sanofi Pauses Drug Development Programs

During clinical trials, researchers work to advance clinical knowledge, build an understanding of certain diseases or conditions, and learn more about a new drug, surgical device, or behavioral modification technology. However,…

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Could a Levodopa Enriched Tomato Be the Fix for Parkinson’s? 
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Could a Levodopa Enriched Tomato Be the Fix for Parkinson’s? 

If you've ever heard the term "levodopa" be discussed, it was probably in regards to Parkinson's disease. Currently, levodopa (L-DOPA) is the most commonly prescribed therapy for patients with Parkinson's.…

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Why The FDA Cautions Rare Neurological Disease Patients About Dental Amalgams

In a press release from the FDA; the FDA has new recommendations for a common mercury-based filling, dental amalgams. While the mercury in the tooth treatment isn't significant enough to…

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Baylor College Team Discovers the Origin of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Infants
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Baylor College Team Discovers the Origin of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Infants

  A recent article in Science News highlighted a discovery by Richard Seifes, M.D. of Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Seifes has discovered the origin of a liver disease that…

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Could TKIs Be Effective for Patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Dementia?

What sort of treatments are available for patients with dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions? Are these treatments safe and effective? While these questions vary in answers, researchers are currently exploring…

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