Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s years before symptoms develop, fuelling hope for prevention

Related video Serotonin transporter proteins are the first to change in Parkinson’s disease Further research ‘could change countless lives’ Scientists at King’s College London have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain up to 20 years before patients present with any symptoms. The findings challenge what had so far been understood about […]

Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA’s second phase

Related video Delaying dementia’s onset Moving the dial on dementia research CCNA’s scientific headquarters moves to Baycrest Thanks to a $46-million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other funding partners, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) will be renewed for a second phase, announced today. CCNA, the national component […]

Scientists identify potential target for Parkinson’s treatment

Related video An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has identified a potential target for therapeutics that might help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. In findings published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the researchers compare different forms of alpha-synuclein and specifically point to beta-sheet fibrillar […]