News ArchivesRead News
City people to donate their brains
Wednesday December 30, 2009
The Portsmouth News - Dozens of Portsmouth residents have signed up to donate their brain for research when they die.
Of the 2,332 potential donors nationwide, 38 from the city have joined the register following calls by the Parkinson's Disease Society.
Of those 24 are women and 14 are men, reflecting the national picture that nearly twice as many women than men
Now the Parkinson's Disease Society is appealing for more donors to sign up - particularly younger volunteers and men.
Brain tissue donated after death - both with and without Parkinson's - is used by researchers to gain a better understanding of what causes the disease.
Experts hope it will help them improve treatment and ultimately find a cure.
Dr. Kieran Breen, director of research and development at the Parkinson's Disease Society, said: 'We are passionate about finding a cure and better treatments for people with Parkinson's. We are delighted with the response to our appeal. '
Recent NewsJul 20 - Parkinson’s DREAM Challenge Uses Mobile Sensor Data to Monitor Health Based on Movement
Jul 19 - What Young-onset Parkinson’s Can Look Like
Jul 7 - Parkinson’s Patients Have a Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma — and Vice Versa, Study Finds
Jun 27 - The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut
Jun 26 - Do Statins Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease? Some Researchers Think So
Jun 22 - A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease
Jun 21 - Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease
Jun 20 - Gym offers classes in noncontact boxing for Parkinson’s patients
Jun 19 - Human Limitations Could Prevent Us From Advancing in Science. AI Could Help.
Jun 13 - Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again For Parkinson's
Jun 12 - Smell Test May Sniff Out Oncoming Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Jun 8 - Smartphones Track Motor Function in Parkinson's Disease
Jun 8 - GKC Enrolls First Patient in Personal KinetiGraph Trial as Part of NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project
Jun 8 - Low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson's risk
Jun 6 - Patient Voices: Parkinson's Disease
Jun 1 - World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells
Jun 1 - LIFE Shared This Remarkable Parkinson's Disease Story in 1959.
May 24 - Survival Rates Differ Widely in Parkinson's, MSA, Lewy Bodies
May 22 - Discovery may offer hope to Parkinson's disease patients
May 15 - Study offers answers on life expectancy for people with Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia