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Mayo Clinic Study: Blood Biomarker Could Mark Severe Cognitive Decline, Quicker Progression Among Parkinson's Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 18, 2013 — A genetic mutation, known as GBA, that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease and severe cognitive impairment (in about 4 to 7 percent of all patients with the disease) also alters how specific lipids, ceramides and glucosylceramides are metabolized. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that Parkinson's patients who do not carry [...]

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Parkinson's Goes Prime Time: Five Things to Know About Parkinson's Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 29, 2013 — Michael J. Fox is back in the spotlight this fall in a new sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show" and spreading awareness about Parkinson's disease, a condition both he and his TV character have in common. Fox has been an outspoken advocate for Parkinson's disease research and [...]

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NIH Extends Udall Grant Supporting Mayo Clinic's Parkinson's Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Institutes of Health has given Mayo Clinic in Florida a five-year, $7 million extension of its Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research grant. NIH has continuously funded Mayo Clinic's Udall Center since 1999, shortly after President Bill Clinton signed the Morris K. Udall [...]

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Parkinson's Saliva Test: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Charles Adler explains research that could lead to a diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease. To listen, click the link below. Parkinson's Saliva Test

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Mayo Clinic Creates Tool to Track Real-Time Chemical Changes in Brain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 11, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS). The groundbreaking insight will help physicians more effectively use DBS to treat brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, depression and Tourette [...]

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Ovaries and Dementia Every day up to two-thousand women have hysterectomies. Many of these women also choose to have their ovaries taken out at the same time to remove their risk of ovarian cancer. But for younger women who are not at high risk for ovarian cancer, doctors at Mayo Clinic are [...]

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Anemia Might Be Associated With Development of Parkinson's Disease

Results of a new Mayo Clinic study support an association between anemia experienced early in life and the development of Parkinson's disease many years later. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle on April 30. We were surprised to discover that chronic anemia or [...]

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Study Finds Parkinson's Disease Medication Triggers Destructive Behavior

A new study conducted at Mayo Clinic reports that one in six patients receiving therapeutic doses of certain drugs for Parkinson's disease develops new-onset, potentially destructive behaviors, notably compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. The study extends findings from two Mayo case series published in 2005 that reported a connection between dopamine [...]

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