Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

Physical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more effectively, scientists will increasingly focus on big data and genetic research, experts reported at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon. The question of whether physical activity can prevent dementia and if […]

Study uncovers new molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the future. For years, scientists have known that Parkinson’s disease is associated with a […]

Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease. The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and could influence drug design in the future. For years, scientists have known that Parkinson’s disease is associated with a […]

Is Parkinson’s linked to bacteriophages?

Bacteriophages and Parkinson’s Virulent Lactococcus phages A recent study concludes that bacteriophages — or viruses that attack bacteria — may play a pivotal role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. These findings provide an intriguing new approach to the condition. Bacteriophages (depicted here) may provide an insight into Parkinson’s disease. Bacteriophages, often abbreviated to phages, […]