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What Parkinson’s symptoms matter most

What Parkinson’s symptoms do people most want to see improve? By Simge Eva Dogan A study by charity Parkinson’s UK has examined what symptoms matter most to people with Parkinson’s disease as the condition progresses. The charity surveyed 790 people with Parkinson’s and asked each participant to list three symptoms…


Research: retinal thinning associated with hallucinations

Inner retinal thinning associated with hallucinations in Parkinson’s Researchers have found a link between visual hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease and the thinning of the inner retina in the eye. As part of the study – published in research journal Scientific Reports – researchers analysed clinical and demographic data from 40 people with…


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…


Antioxidants may lower risk of Parkinson’s

Antioxidants may lower risk of Parkinson's By Diana Campelo Delgado, PhD A diet rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and E may lower a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s, a large long-term study suggests. Titled Dietary antioxidants and the risk of Parkinson Disease – The Swedish National March Cohort the…


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…


Parkinson’s research partnership

Partnership with Neuroscience Research Australia results in Parkinson’s research In July 2017 Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse Vince Carroll spent four weeks at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) on a research placement program. Vince’s is based in the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) and his position is 50/50 co-funded by the LHD…


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…


Exercising in different climates

Research into exercise in different climates Researchers at James Cook University (JCU) and La Trobe University conducting research with ambulatory patients who are performing twice-weekly exercises that  include aerobics plus strengthening or flexibility training. Research has found that Parkinson’s patients who exercise for at least 2.5 hours weekly also experience a slower decline in their…


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…


COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s

COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s A research paper accepted for publication in the journal Movement Disorders suggests that people who have lived with Parkinson’s for an average of 12.7 years may be more susceptible to infection with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Individuals with longer duration of Parkinson’s who become infected…


Research Participation Opportunity

Research participation opportunity: Genetic factors influencing risk of Parkinson’s. Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are seeking participants for an Australian research study that will investigate the genetic factors that influence a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease. The study is trying to find genetic variants that can help researchers understand, predict, and eventually prevent…


Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups online Community

Parkinson's NSW Support Groups online community. Parkinson’s NSW has an Online Community on Facebook for Support Groups. Anyone can join and benefit from the discussion and sharing. There are currently more than 100 participants in this Community. Join here or search for us on Facebook.


Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait

Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait. Some people with Parkinson’s disease experience freezing of gait every day. Unfortunately, medication that reduces motor symptoms of this disease doesn’t usually help with freezing. At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, PhD student Alexandra Potvin-Desrochers is investigating the connectivity between the regions of the…


‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s

‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s. Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Centre have found that ‘natural killer’ white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's and help stop its progression. ‘Natural killer’ cells are white blood cells that can kill…

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