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Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?

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Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the bod…
August 23, 2013

What can you tell me about laser light therapy and Parkinson’s

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Turns out light can stimulate cells to behave differently. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine studied the effect of a low-level, near-infrared laser on nerve cells taken fro…
August 16, 2012

Music Enhances Brain Activity

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Music is good for us and good for our brains. Neurobiologist, Dr. Larry Sherman reviewed the benefits of music and the lasting effects of music on our brain chemistry, structure and neural connection…
April 24, 2012

Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?

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Scientists have discovered abnormal genes associated with Parkinson’s and have identified up to 18 gene loci (potential DNA sites) that may be involved.
March 08, 2012

Update from the Parkinson's Action Network

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On January 6, members of the 114th Congress were officially sworn in, and the House and Senate opened their legislative sessions for the year. In various media reports, articles, and blogs, you may ha…
January 16, 2015

Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) Report

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Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) is the political presence for all the major organizations representing Parkinson's in the US. With offices in the other Washington, its staff cultivates relationships…
March 31, 2015

Listen: Unlocking Parkinson's Disease

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Science Friday - In 1985, science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who were struck with Parkinson’s-like symptoms after taking tainted heroin. Thirty years later, Palfrema…
September 29, 2015

Pay It Forward

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If not us, who? If not now, when? Those two questions have become my personal mantra. As a person with a chronic (it isn’t going away) and progressive (it is going to get worse) disease, I believe I h…
March 20, 2017

Researchers Identify Two mRNA Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease

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Through a meta-analysis of four microarray studies, a pair of researchers from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science identified two mRNAs that appear to act as biomarkers for Parkin…
February 02, 2015

Beer Could Help 'Protect Brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

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As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs. However, scientists in China have found that drink…
February 02, 2015

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