Parkinson’s Disease

Protein restores brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s

It may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson’s, according to a new study published in Brain and the Journal of Parkinson’s…

Two compounds in coffee beans ‘slow progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers have found a compound in coffee that, together with caffeine, fights Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two…

Drinking coffee ‘reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’

Drinking coffee could protect against both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by the Krembil Brain Institute. The…

Experimental drug ‘stops progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the…

Aspirin found to stave off bowel cancer

Aspirin blocks a key process linked to the formation of tumours and several diseases, according to new research by the…

Excess calcium may play a role in development of Parkinson’s

Excessive levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark of…

High-intensity exercise ‘delays Parkinson’s’

High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s, according to a new trial published in…

Eye test ‘detects Parkinson’s before symptoms appear’ — so far just in rats

A non-invasive eye test developed by researchers at University College London could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms emerge, according to…

A brain therapy changed my life. It raises profound questions for the future

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ — it sounds like something a nutty professor would develop in a science fiction movie. Yet this…

6 Jul 2016

Muhammad Ali: was boxing the cause of his Parkinson’s?

In one of those coincidences that sometimes make you stop and think, at the time I first heard of the…

6 Jun 2016

The best of biotech

Young British entrepreneurs are changing the world with inventions that boost health and save money

5 May 2016

Watching TV for three hours a day raises your risk of an early death

According to research published in the December issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, too much time spent watching…

Common anti-depressant ‘makes people less selfish’. Is this a cure for anti-social behaviour?

According to a study published in the journal Current Biology, citalopram (a common anti-depressant widely prescribed in the UK) has…