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Meet Meris

Monday February 23, 2015

Meris Emory, 65, will be retiring so that she can volunteer to help fellow sufferers of Parkinson's Disease.

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Statins Do Not Lower Risk of Parkinson's

Monday February 23, 2015

A joint study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science and Penn State College of Medicine showed that statins may not actually protect a person from Parkinson's disease.

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Wearable Remote Monitoring

Monday February 23, 2015

Researchers from thePolytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have developed a tool to improve the monitoring of patients with Parkinson disease based on a system of “wearable” sensors which constantly measures the patient’s symptoms and alerts health professionals in case of any outlier.

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Finding Points to Possible Mechanism Underpinning Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Thursday February 12, 2015

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

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Breath Test for Parkinson's

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Experts believe that a simple breath test could help doctors detect and diagnose Parkinson's disease.

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Creatine Doesn't Slow Parkinson's Progression

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Despite early promise and a great deal of interest in creatine monohydrate as a possible treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD), a large new double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that this treatment does not improve clinical outcomes in patients with PD.

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23andMe: Quest for Parkinson's Cure Opens Door to Genetic Data Mining

Sunday February 08, 2015

In January, the DNA testing firm announced a $10 million deal with Genentech to give the South San Francisco pharmaceutical company access to the genetic data of 23andMe's customers with Parkinson's.

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Say “Ahh” and Let Your Smartphone Check for Parkinson’s

Friday February 06, 2015

Smartphones are designed to be curious. Having already learned about your friendships, your family and the pattern of your daily routine, designers are now interested in your health and fitness.

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Parkinson’s Study Dims Ambitions for Gene Flaw Carried by Brin

Wednesday February 04, 2015

Two of Roche Holding AG’s experimental drugs for Parkinson’s disease caused lung toxicity in monkeys, researchers said, delivering a setback to one of the most promising pathways to a new type of treatment.

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Potential Parkinson's Drug Too Toxic to Use

Wednesday February 04, 2015

An experimental drug to treat Parkinson's disease damaged the lungs of monkeys, and it almost certainly would do the same to people, researchers reported Wednesday.

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