Tag: Parkinson’s disease

Modified nanobodies clear protein clumps associated with Parkinson’s disease

August 2, 2022

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease are caused by protein aggregations that disrupt the normal functioning of neurons in the brain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Michigan have created a type of antibody that acts upon and unravels the protein clumps, known as Lewy bodies. The antibody’ success in targeting the […]

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Compound in essential oils could help treat Parkinson’s disease

August 5, 2021

A chemical widely used in perfumery and a component of many essential oils, farnesol, has just been found to help preserve dopamine-producing neurons (nerves) in the brains of sufferers of Parkinson’s disease (PD). A progressive loss of dopamine neurons causes the difficulties with movement and cognition that is associated with PD. Although drugs can be […]

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Tomatoes offer natural alternative to Parkinson’s disease drug

February 3, 2021

UK scientists have demonstrated the use of tomatoes to compensate for the depleted supply of the neurochemical dopamine in Parkinson’s disease patients. Known as Levodopa or L-DOPA, the amino acid precursor has been the gold standard therapy for Parkinson’s disease since its establishment as a drug in 1967 and is an essential medicine declared by […]

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