Researchers find that the ribosome, a protein-making machine, may contribute to diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Vibrating glove shows promise for calming Parkinson’s symptoms
A Stanford neurosurgeon developed a glove that delivers vibratory bursts of electricity to the fingertips to quell Parkinson's symptoms.
Potential diagnostic, hope for a Parkinson’s disease treatment
A new discovery could provide a way of detecting Parkinson's disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms start. And it could accelerate the development of …
Graduate student gives Parkinson’s patients a platform to tell their stories
Graduate student Johanna O'Day has started an effort that helps Parkinson's patients tell their story and connects researchers and patients.
Behind many a Parkinson’s case lurks a mutation in a gene called LRRK2 — why?
Genetic mutations affecting a single gene called LRRK2 play an outsized role in Parkinson's disease, but nobody's been able to say what the connection is between the genetic defect and the brain-cell die-off that characterizes the condition. Here's a clue.
Parkinson’s is more complex than anyone thought, new research suggests
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
Defects in mitochondria, cells’ internal power packs, further linked to Parkinson’s in Stanford study
New research suggests that targeting mitochondria could be a way to treat Parkinson's disease.
Exploring the puzzle of belief and healing
The healing powers of belief and faith have long been known. But it's taken scientists many years to start to understand some of the biochemical …
LRRKing in the shadows: Likely hidden pathological mechanism of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson's disease, the second-leading neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, affects one in every 60-70 Americans age 65 or older. While the vast majority of all …
Stanford study points to precisely positioned deep brain stimulation devices for Parkinson’s
For all the progress the field of neuroscience has made in tracking down the underlying pathology of neurodegenerative diseases, the brain remains a largely unexplored organ, composed of …