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Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor

Friday May 20, 2016

His back hurts. His memory is slipping. He can’t cook, but then he never could. Igloo-making is no longer one of his diversions. The wit is sharp, quick as ever, but now he’s prone to … what’s the word? Oh, and he has Parkinson’s disease.

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Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium

Thursday May 19, 2016

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), with Parkinson's UK and the Critical Path Institute (C-Path) in Tucson, Arizona, announce that MJFF has joined the Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium (CPP). The consortium aims to create a quantitative model of Parkinson's progression from its earliest stages that will allow researchers to optimize clinical trial design for faster and more effective testing of novel therapies.

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Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation

Thursday May 19, 2016

A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including tens of thousands that have gone unregulated for decades.

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Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific

Monday May 16, 2016

“This race will take us across almost 3,000 miles of the unforgiving Pacific Ocean,” explains Alex Flynn as he prepares for his toughest challenge yet.

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Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression

Monday May 16, 2016

Longitudinal monitoring of 30 tests for marker candidates in early Parkinson’s disease (PD) has found that just 10 show significant changes commensurate with disease progression.

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Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years

Tuesday May 10, 2016

A postmortem examination of a patient with Parkinson's disease who underwent dopaminergic cell transplantation 24 years ago has shown that the transplanted neurons survived and had reinnervated the brain for all that time.

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Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's

Saturday May 07, 2016

"Capturing Moments: Living Life with Parkinson's," an art installation that shares true stories of resilience in the face of disease, began with a tree and two friends and artists.

After the two were invited to create a sculpture for the World Parkinson Congress, a gathering of experts and patients in Portland, Oregon, in the fall, the idea grew to encompass thousands of quotes and accompanying black-and-white portraits about overcoming Parkinson's disease.

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New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease

Thursday May 05, 2016

Researchers have used a completely new preclinical technique and analysis of tissue from patients to show exactly what happens when certain patients with Parkinson's disease are restored as a result of nerve cell transplants. They have also identified what makes many of the transplant patients develop serious side effects in the form of involuntary movements.

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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Monday May 02, 2016

[Scientists] wanted to see how people in their 60s and 70s would do on repeated tests of memory and mental acuity six years later — and, specifically, what sort of subtle differences a heart-healthy lifestyle might make to the brain, beyond the prevention of strokes.

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Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease

Friday April 29, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets, the first drug approved to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Recent News

May 20 - Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor
May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
May 19 - Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation
May 16 - Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific
May 16 - Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression
May 10 - Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years
May 7 - Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's
May 5 - New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 2 - What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
Apr 29 - Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease
Apr 28 - Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's
Apr 25 - Lifestyle: Dating with Disease
Apr 25 - Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Apr 20 - Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test
Apr 15 - Living with Parkinson's
Apr 12 - Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Apr 11 - Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions
Apr 9 - Commonly prescribed Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating, hypersexuality
Apr 7 - Pfizer and IBM Launch Innovative Research Project to Transform Parkinson's Disease Care
Apr 7 - Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression