Breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in brain

A biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain has been identified by researchers, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

Source:: Science Daily

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a large study.

Source:: Science Daily

Birmingham Symposium

2015 Birmingham Symposium: Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) is thrilled to host its annual Birmingham Symposium on Saturday, June 13 at the Embassy Suites in Hoover from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Register online now!

Check-in and Breakfast are from 8:00 – 8:30 AM. The program is from 8:45 AM – 1:00 PM and includes a boxed lunch. Admission is free with registration, but donations are appreciated and may be submitted online or at the event. Space is limited, so we do encourage everyone interested in attending to register online.

The theme for this years forum is Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s and we encourage anyone affected by PD to attend. Whether you’re a PD patient, caregiver, medical professionalthought leader, or simply want know more – the Birmingham Symposium offers something for everyone.

Contact the PAA Executive Director, Mary T Miller, for more information.


Brain Research: What hundreds of biomolecules tell us about our nerve cells

Metabolic profiles, or the metabolomes, of different brain regions have been successfully measured by researchers. These findings could help researchers better understand neurodegenerative diseases. The metabolome represents all or at least a large part of the metabolites in a given tissue, and thus, it gives a snapshot of its physiology.

Source:: Science Daily

Blame it on the Parkinson’s

Music can be therapeutic for Parkinson’s patients – listening, playing or composing. Watch and share the video below composed by PD patient Mitch Faile which reminds us all to Blame it on the Parkinson’s

A “Fireside” Chat With Bill Wilkins At The 2015 Unity Walk

From Jeff Keefer, this film covers the 2015 Unity Walk Events Honoring Bill Wilkins as this Bonander Humanitarian Award Honoree.

A “Fireside” Chat With Bill Wilkins At The 2015 Unity Walk from Jeff Keefer on Vimeo.

Method for determining possible stress marker in blood samples

A research collaboration has resulted in the development of a new method with diagnostic potential. The new method that combines phase extraction with an enzymatic reaction may eventually be used for an improved and faster screening analysis of isatin as a potential indicator of stress and neurological disorders.

Source:: Science Daily