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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder that occurs in the central nervous system, resulting from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain. The cause for this cell death is unknown. PD is often defined as a parkinsonian syndrome that is idiopathic (having no known cause), though a few cases have been found to have a genetic origin. Diagnosis of typical cases is mainly based on symptoms, with tests such as neuro-imaging being used for confirmation. In the early stages of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related, which can include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. To follow, cognitive and behavioral problems may arise, with dementia usually occurring in the later stages of the disease. Common secondary symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. PD is most common in the elderly, with most diagnoses occurring after the age of 50.

Parkinsons Clinical Research Articles

Benefits of Participating in Research

Posted on 25 | Sep | 2015

Clinical research is the first step to understanding and treating illnesses. People want to know, “why should I engage in clinical research?”  Before there was Zoloft, Prozac, or Cymbalta, volunteers tried those medications to ensure that they were safe and … Continue reading

Rapid Eye Movement Disorder (RBD) linked to development of Mild Congnitive Impairment (MCI) or Parkinson’s Disease

Posted on 8 | Apr | 2012

An article published in Medical News Tody on March 15th, 2012 released information about the association between rapid eye movement behavioral disorder (RBD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Parkinson’s disease. According to the study, 34% of individuals who display … Continue reading

Study shows that Rapid Eye Disorder is a precursor to MCI or Parkinson’s

Posted on 2 | Apr | 2012

New information about the association between rapid eye movement behavioral disorder (RBD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Parkinson’s disease. According to the study, 34% of individuals who display RBD, which is a behavioral disorder in the REM stage of … Continue reading

Protein Research reveals New Information on Degenerative Diseases like Parkinson’s

Posted on 24 | Feb | 2012

An article released in Science Daily on the 3rd of February revealed information about the discovery of a long-lived protein that may help researchers better understand the process of cell-aging and degenerative diseases, especially for the brain. Long-lived proteins are … Continue reading


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