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2005 Articles

Patients with Dementia who show hallmark signs of the Lewy body subtype often have confirmatory autopsies, according to investigators who presented their findings here at the 130th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association.

British scientists believe that a simple word test could be used to identify people who might be suffering from the very early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

From News-Medical.net In findings that support a relationship between agricultural chemicals and Parkinson's disease, two groups of researchers have found new evidence that loss of DJ-1, leads to striking sensitivity to the herbicide paraquat and the insecticide rotenone.

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From News-Medical.net German scientists developed a computer program that enhances the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography (PET) scans with Alzheimer's patients.

From News-Medical.net Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine working with scientists at Elan Pharmaceuticals, have reported promising results in mice of a vaccine approach to treating Parkinson's and similar diseases.

A protein found naturally in the brain may protect against Parkinson's disease (PD), a new study shows. The findings also may lead to an improved understanding of a disorder called early-onset torsion dystonia.

Scientists trying to find a way to beat Parkinson's disease are reporting promising tests of a vaccine in mice.