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    Avian influenza strain primes brain for Parkinson’s disease

    At least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at significantly increased risk for Parkinson’s disease and possibly other neurological problems later in life, according to new research from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    Sentry enzyme blocks paths to Parkinson's disease

    The degeneration of brain cells that occurs in Parkinson's disease can be caused by either externally provoked cell death or internally initiated suicide when a specific molecule is missing, according to results of studies by St. Jude investigators.

    Parkinson's disease and cocaine abuse linked

    Adults who abuse cocaine might increase their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, and pregnant women who abuse cocaine could increase the risk of their children developing Parkinson's disease later in life...

    Exercise prevents Parkinson's symptoms in lab model mimicking human form of the disease

    Exercise might one day provide a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to protect adults against the onset of symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD).

    Parkinson's Progress

    Everyone knows that Parkinson's disease affects adults. But by studying this disease, St. Jude scientists may help children, as well.