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Parkinson's: Mutant gene interaction may pave the way for new treatments

Sunday July 24, 2016

New research finds that an interaction between a mutant gene and an abundant brain protein shows similarities with clinical indicators of Parkinson's disease. These findings could lead to new treatments for the disease.

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Boxing training used to fight against Parkinson's disease

Friday July 22, 2016

Members of Kris Cameron’s boxing class aren’t fighting each other. They’re fighting Parkinson’s disease. And they’re winning the battle to increase their strength and dexterity.

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Stem cell treatment breakthrough could cure Parkinson’s patients

Sunday July 17, 2016

Scientists are developing a revolutionary stem cell treatment that could hold Parkinson’s disease in check and allow sufferers to live independent lives.

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Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease

Thursday July 14, 2016

A drug used to treat leukemia has shown initial signs of promise for advanced cases of Parkinson's disease, researchers are reporting.

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Opinion: Dividing the Caregiving Responsibilities Between Siblings

Wednesday July 13, 2016

As Americans live longer, many baby boomers find themselves providing financial and emotional support to aging parents. Experts stress the importance of discussing living and end-of-life plans to navigate who will take care of mom and dad. Do parents eventually plan to move into assisted living or age in place? Is there enough money to pay for long-term care in an assisted living facility or nursing home? Siblings should also discuss expectations with each other.

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Researchers make advance in possible treatments for Gaucher, Parkinson’s diseases

Tuesday July 12, 2016

With assistance from a high tech robot, National Institutes of Health researchers have identified and tested a molecule that shows promise as a possible treatment for the rare Gaucher disease and the more common Parkinson’s disease. Ellen Sidransky, M.D., a senior investigator with NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and her collaborators at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), published their findings June 12, 2016 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Parkinson’s Head Trauma Link Looks Even Stronger

Monday July 11, 2016

In a new study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers find stronger reason to be concerned about the long term effects of head injuries, particularly when it comes to Parkinson’s disease, which recently contributed to the death of Muhammad Ali.

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Penn students’ start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease

Thursday July 07, 2016

The internet of things, and wearables in particular, may not be quite living up to the hype, but it turns out they may be just the thing for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. A pair of engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania have started their own company to pursue the possibility.

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Last Patient Enrolled in Pivotal Phase 3 Parkinson’s Disease Trial, Cynapsus Therapeutics Says

Tuesday July 05, 2016

Cynapsus Therapeutics has enrolled the final patient in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical study investigating the clinical effects of APL-130277, a fast-acting sublingual thin film for the treatment of debilitating OFF states in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Dose-titration phase results and a final evaluation of the study are expected to be released by the end of 2016.

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Exoskeleton Could Quell the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients at Crucial Moments

Wednesday June 29, 2016

Parkinson’s disease brings on the shakes, and these tremors often get worse as the disease progresses. To prevent this symptom from interfering with patients’ daily lives, researchers in London have devised a clever arm exoskeleton that recognizes actions that require fine motor control, like lifting a cup or pointing, and turns on to suppress the tremors at those crucial moments.

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Jul 24 - Parkinson's: Mutant gene interaction may pave the way for new treatments
Jul 22 - Boxing training used to fight against Parkinson's disease
Jul 17 - Stem cell treatment breakthrough could cure Parkinson’s patients
Jul 14 - Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease
Jul 13 - Opinion: Dividing the Caregiving Responsibilities Between Siblings
Jul 12 - Researchers make advance in possible treatments for Gaucher, Parkinson’s diseases
Jul 11 - Parkinson’s Head Trauma Link Looks Even Stronger
Jul 7 - Penn students’ start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease
Jul 5 - Last Patient Enrolled in Pivotal Phase 3 Parkinson’s Disease Trial, Cynapsus Therapeutics Says
Jun 29 - Exoskeleton Could Quell the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients at Crucial Moments
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