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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease

Friday December 08, 2017

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.

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Restless sleep may be an early sign of Parkinson's, dementia

Friday December 08, 2017

If you thrash about in your sleep it could be an early warning sign of Parkinson’s and dementia, experts have warned.

People who sleep talk, twitch, jerk, shout, scream, hit and punch in their sleep could have a disorder that’s linked to the brain diseases, they said.

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Parkinson's and Profanity

Monday November 27, 2017

As I’ve pointed out before, Parkinson’s has its own vocabulary, if not its own language. This ugly brute of a disease is adorned lavishly in terrific words and phrases, like a warthog wearing pearls. I hate experiencing festination, emotional incontinence, dyskinesia and postural instability, but as words, they are colorful, have interesting etymologies, and are esoteric yet highly useful on their turf. For a word-hoarder, connoisseur or aficionado, they are irresistible.

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Parkinson's Pain by Proxy

Tuesday October 17, 2017

There is a moment familiar to most of you who have had Parkinson’s Disease for awhile. It’s the increment of time between the failure of every frantic effort you could make to avoid a fall, and the impact. It’s when you see the floor rising up to meet your accelerating mass, with nothing you can do to stop it. A moment that is given over to the message “This is going to hurt.” The only questions are how much, and how long.

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Taboo Topics: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's

Tuesday October 25, 2016

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Summer 2016

  • Bicycle, Bicycle (Active Parkinson's Group)
  • Welcoming the Inland Empire
  • Being an Artist with Parkinson's
  • Change is Possible
  • A Carepartner's Thoughts on HOPE
  • Book Review - Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
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The Parkinson's Life (You Should Be So Lucky)
08/14/2017
I know, I know it’s a counter intuitive title and for some, it may be right off putting. But recently, I’ve been reminded again that within every cloud there is that sliver of a silver lining. Read More

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