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Study Details Process Involved in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday August 24, 2015

Researchers detailed how cells dispose of damaged mitochondria, a process that can lead to neurodegenerative and other diseases when gone awry. The results suggest a new pathway to target to treat disorders linked to faulty mitochondrial disposal, including some forms of Parkinson’s disease and ALS.

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Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash; Parkinson's may result

Thursday August 20, 2015

Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don't connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson's disease, scientists report.

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Scientists visualize critical part of basal ganglia pathways

Monday August 17, 2015

Certain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the pathways between the brain's basal ganglia regions. For the first time, scientists have used a non-invasive brain-imaging tool to detect the pathways that connect the parts of the basal ganglia.

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VA benefits office seeks all vets exposed to Agent Orange

Monday August 17, 2015

South Carolina - A local VA leader tells WIS she has a renewed mission to make sure veterans know about Agent Orange and that they may qualify for benefits.

A list of diseases, cancers, and illnesses many of them common have "presumptively" been linked to the toxic chemical, Agent Orange. Weldin said the list includes a variety of illnesses, many of them are common: type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, all chronic B-call leukemias, Hodkin's diseases, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Parkinson's disease, Ischemic heart disease, and others.

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New, rapid dementia screening tool rivals 'gold standard' clinical evaluations

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to complete. A leading neuroscientist has developed a way for a layperson to do this in three to five minutes with results that are comparable to the “gold standard” dementia tests used by clinicians today.

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Strolling in Seaside, fighting Parkinson's

Tuesday August 11, 2015

A Seaside team raised awareness and more than $2,600 for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation during the fundraising event “Strolling in Seaside.”

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Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins

Tuesday August 11, 2015

The two proteins - SATB1 and ZDHHC2 - appear to protect the brain cells most affected by Parkinson's disease. When the proteins become less active, the disease sets in.

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Could Chocolate Help To Ease Parkinson’s Disease?

Tuesday August 11, 2015

New research has suggested that a daily intake of chocolate could help to ease the debilitating Parkinson’s disease.

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Take 2: Why Seattle should try to replicate Spokane’s 3-on-3 Hoopfest success

Monday August 10, 2015

Last winter a group of area residents (this one included) first formulated the idea for a three-on-three tournament to be staged in the streets of Seattle with the combined goals of raising money for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Mentoring Works Washington, and honoring the work done in Seattle’s basketball community by Jim Marsh.

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Book Review: A voyage into Parkinson’s disease, led by patient and journalist

Monday August 10, 2015

With Brain Storms, Jon Palfreman follows Parkinson’s history from the careful observations of 19th century physicians to today’s cutting-edge research.

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Aug 24 - Study Details Process Involved in Parkinson’s Disease
Aug 20 - Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash; Parkinson's may result
Aug 17 - Scientists visualize critical part of basal ganglia pathways
Aug 17 - VA benefits office seeks all vets exposed to Agent Orange
Aug 12 - New, rapid dementia screening tool rivals 'gold standard' clinical evaluations
Aug 11 - Strolling in Seaside, fighting Parkinson's
Aug 11 - Scientists probing molecular origins of Parkinson's disease highlight two proteins
Aug 11 - Could Chocolate Help To Ease Parkinson’s Disease?
Aug 10 - Take 2: Why Seattle should try to replicate Spokane’s 3-on-3 Hoopfest success
Aug 10 - Book Review: A voyage into Parkinson’s disease, led by patient and journalist
Aug 10 - Parkinson's could be slowed with existing drug
Aug 7 - Opinion: Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely
Aug 3 - Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research
Jul 31 - Innovative Technology Using Dragonflies Might Offer Insights Into Human Brain Function
Jul 27 - Low-dose lithium reduces side effects from most common treatment for Parkinson's disease
Jul 27 - Opinion: Parkinson's disease creating class of workers who fear for their jobs: PennLive letters
Jul 22 - Parkinson's: Diabetes drug may offer clue to treatment
Jul 19 - Alzheimer's Drugs in the Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too
Jul 17 - Parkinson's disease may be treatable with antimalaria drugs
Jul 16 - Virtual research studies feasible