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Parkinson's disease increasing, but so are better treatments

Friday May 15, 2015

There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum on Friday.

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Organize your loved one's information before a crisis hits

Friday May 15, 2015

For caregivers already exhausted from the demands of their duties, devising an organizational system can be a godsend. There are several key areas that caregivers need to focus on when it comes to organizing their loved one's matters.

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A hopeful new strategy for treating Parkinson’s disease

Thursday May 14, 2015

A novel compound developed by a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder may be therapeutic in suppressing misguided inflammatory responses by a set of immune cells known as microglia to perceived damage to the brain and nervous system.

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FDA lifts clinical hold on NeuroDerm's ND0612 to treat Parkinson's disease

Monday May 11, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted the clinical hold on Israeli pharmaceutical firm NeuroDerm's US clinical studies of its primary product candidates, ND0612H and ND0612L, which are based on proprietary, subcutaneously-delivered Levodopa/Carbidopa (LD/CD) liquid formulation, to treat Parkinson's disease.

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RBD persists in Parkinson's disease patients

Friday May 08, 2015

Symptoms of rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) are unlikely to resolve in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), show the findings of a 3-year study.

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Tiny cellular bubbles enable delivery of Parkinson's drugs straight to the brain

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Cellular bubbles (exosomes) that are extracted from human immune cells could deliver catalase (an enzyme that proves to be an effective treatment) to pass through brain’s defense and therefore to optimize the effectiveness of the enzyme.

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Running for life: a battle with Parkinson's disease

Friday May 01, 2015

Michael Westphal was diagnosed with Parkinson's almost nine years ago and looks to run his first marathon in 23 years.

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Groundbreaking Parkinson's Research happening at Scripps 4/30/15

Thursday April 30, 2015

Research has shown promising results using induced pluripotent stem cells to halt or reverse the effects of Parkinson's disease in an animal study.

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Immune gene variant magnifies Parkinson's risk from insecticide exposure

Tuesday April 28, 2015

Long-term overexposure to pesticides could affect human’s immune system and therefore raises the risk of getting PD

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Parkinson's Awareness Month

Monday April 27, 2015

Brad Perry, Young Onset Support Group Facilitator, and Lisa Bain, NWPF Board Member, talk about local and national Parkinson's advocacy as well as the need for Parkinson's research.

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