Participants needed for new research studies and clinical trials

Participants needed for new research studies and clinical trials

The NeuroCommunity Foundation, in conjunction with the research community, want to ensure you have the opportunity to participate in research studies to help others and yourself. Your participation can assist researchers find new methods to prevent, detect or treat many neurological diseases.The following is a list of available research studies now recruiting interested participants. It is a small portion of the effort and dedication the research community places for advances in treatments for diseases that affect us all.  The following studies include aging, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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FDA Approves Nuplazid For Treatment Of PD Psychosis

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On April 29th the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets, the first drug officially authorized to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

Hallucinations or delusions can occur in as many as 50 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease at some time during the course of their illness. People who experience them see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations) and/or have false beliefs (delusions). [Read more…]

Significant Findings About The Dopamine Transport System In The Brain

Thanks to Michael W. for sharing an article from ScienceDaily® with significant findings about the dopamine transport system in the brain. Researchers at the University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment [Read more…]

Smart Socks Gait Monitoring System Research Study

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Participants needed for a new research study at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona to evaluate Smart Socks Gait Monitoring System for improving rehabilitation outcomes. The Sensoria Smart Socks gait monitoring system is a pair of socks and anklet bands that provide real-time monitoring of gait. Falls and subsequent health issues related to challenges in gait (walking) can occur when individuals are recovering from a stroke or brain injury or are dealing with progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The goal of the research study is [Read more…]

Aspirin May Hold Promise For Treating Parkinson Disease

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A new study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute and John Hopkins University discovered that salicylic acid, the primary breakdown product of aspirin, binds to GAPDH, thereby stopping it from moving into a cell’s nucleus, where it can trigger the cell’s death. The study, which appears in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) journal PLOS ONE, also suggests that derivatives of salicylic acid may hold promise for treating multiple neurodegenerative diseases. [Read more…]

Two New Areas Of Parkinson Disease Research

The leukemia drug Tasigna (nilotinib) improved cognition and motor functions in patients with Parkinson’s disease in a small clinical trial. Credit: Novartis

The leukemia drug Tasigna (nilotinib) improved cognition and motor functions in patients with Parkinson’s disease in a small clinical trial. Credit: Novartis

Thanks to everyone who send in articles and links about the woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease and the cancer drug that may reverse symptoms. Scientists will be pursuing these two new areas of Parkinson Disease research. [Read more…]

Participants Needed For Drooling Study At USC

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A research study is being conducted at the University of Southern California (USC) to evaluate an investigational product for the treatment of troublesome drooling (sialorrhea).

Eligibility criteria: [Read more…]

Promising Parkinson Disease Research Updates

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Stimband – noninvasive brain stimulation

Thanks to Henry, Joyce, Cindy, and Virginia for sharing information about promising Parkinson disease research updates about gene therapy, positive deviants, and STIMband, a noninvasive brain stimulator. [Read more…]

Parkinson Disease May Begin In The Gut

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We still do not know why some people develop Parkinson’s disease but researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have taken an important step towards a better understanding of the disease. Their study indicates that Parkinson’s disease may begin in the gastrointestinal tract and spread through the vagus nerve to the brain.

Dr. Jeff Bronstein, Director, Movement Disorders Clinic at UCLA, says [Read more…]

Parkinson Disease Research Study Opportunity in Pomona

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A new research study at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona is recruiting people with Parkinson’s disease to examine the effectiveness of assistive technology to improve gait. [Read more…]

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