Parkinson’s disease and pesticides – more and more facts

Brain Specimen and StethoscopeIt has been assumed for years that Parkinson’s disease, which is a degenerative disease of a central nervous system arising from dopamine deficiency, may have other causes than genetic ones. It was thought that risk factors may come from external environment as in the case of many other diseases. Read full text »

Breakthrough in Parkinson’s disease treatment- gene therapy

American scientists succeeded in developing gene therapy owing to which Parkinson’s disease symptoms recede. The new method reduces movement disorders such as bradykinesia, muscle stiffness and tremor at rest as proved by research published in “Lancet Neurology”. Read full text »

Impaired metabolism of polyamines in Parkinson’s disease as a potential target of the modern drug therapy

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder belonging to a large group of neurodegenerative diseases. One of the features of most of these disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) is the unknown pathogenesis. The same applies to PD. Recent studies show that abnormal polyamine biochemical changes in the CNS may cause neurotoxicity responsible for the development of PD. Read full text »