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Research: Trial of new compound NLX-112 to ease Dyskinesia

Trial of new compound NLX-112 to ease Dyskinesia Parkinson’s UK and The Michael J. Fox Foundation have partnered with biopharmaceutical company Neurolixis to support a clinical trial testing the safety, tolerability, and early efficacy of NLX-112.   This is a new compound being assessed for its ability to ease dyskinesia and the…


Equine assisted therapy

Can equine-assisted therapy benefit people with Parkinson’s? Researchers from Texas Woman’s University, USA, are investigating how equine-assisted therapy – which involves working with horses to promote wellbeing – can benefit people living with Parkinson’s As part of the five-month study – funded by the non-profit Human Animal Bond Research Institute…


Skin Swab Test Could Help Diagnose Parkinson’s

Source - The Independent.co.uk Scientists are edging closer to developing a “game-changing” test that could reduce the time it takes to diagnose Parkinson’s. A new approach could accelerate the diagnosis of Parkinson's, which develops gradually and can take years to present itself, by using simple skin swab. A study from…


Gut fungi research

New research shows gut fungi are not associated with Parkinson’s Since 2014, researchers have been studying the gut as a key area in potentially unravelling the mysteries of what causes Parkinson’s to develop. Although Parkinson’s kills brain cells that affect our ability to move and to reason, the trillions of micro-organisms…


Gut health and development of Parkinson’s

Gut Health and the Influence of gut microbes in Parkinson’s Approximately 65 percent of Parkinson’s patients experience impaired gut function, also referred to as gastrointestinal dysfunction. Common non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s-related gastrointestinal dysfunction include drooling, difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting, bloating and constipation. These manifestations of impaired gut function can affect…


Are we close to a cure for Parkinson’s?

How close are we to a cure for Parkinson’s? Saskia Mair of Parkinson’s Life interviews Sohini Chowdhury, Deputy CEO of the  Michael J Fox Foundation. How close do you think the scientific community is to finding a cure for Parkinson’s? Whenever I say the word ‘cure’, I kind of put…


Voice changes for early Parkinson’s diagnosis?

Voice changes for early Parkinson’s diagnosis? Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne are studying the vocal cords of people with Parkinson’s to determine whether measuring voice changes – an early sign of the condition –could improve early diagnosis. As part of the trial, 31 people with different severities of Parkinson’s…


Balance Exercises

Simple Balance exercises to do at home  Here are some simple exercises you can do at home, to help with muscle strengthening in order to help prevent falls. Balance exercises Single Leg Balance Stand near a chair or stable object.  Hold with both hands. When steady take one hand off,…


Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s

Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s  New research into the genetic basis of Parkinson’s will be led by the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre, thanks to a AU$12.5m grant administered by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative. “The outcomes of this research promise to provide new insights into the…


People living with Parkinson’s leave work five years after diagnosis

People living with Parkinson’s leave work five years after diagnosis A Europe-wide study into the impact of Parkinson’s on employment highlights how quickly people with the condition are forced to leave work after diagnosis – and why. The study found that on average, people living with Parkinson’s leave work five…


Want to join research into rural and regional Support Groups?

Want to join research into rural and regional Support Groups? Parkinson’s NSW Clinical Nurse Consultant Vince Carroll – who is based in the Mid North Coast Local Health District – is a PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University. He is conducting research to explore the models of Parkinson’s Support Group…

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