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Bill Allowing Stem Cell Work Clears New Jersey Assembly

Thursday December 18, 2003

TRENTON, Dec. 15 — The Assembly passed a bill on Monday that would make New Jersey the second state in the nation to permit embryonic stem cell research, a controversial practice that uses human cells and embryos to search for new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses.

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Salk Institute Gets $7M Donation To Found Neroscience Center

Thursday December 18, 2003

Megaphilanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs have given $7 million to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies to found a neuroscience center at the famed institute in La Jolla. The gift was announced Wednesday.

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Making Sense of Adult Stem Cells

Thursday December 11, 2003

In an attempt to better understand the complexities of adult stem cells, the National Institutes of Health has funded the Stem Cell Genome Anatomy Projects, a consortium of researchers studying stem cells from blood, bone, kidney, gut, liver, prostate and bladder cells.

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Subthalamic GAD gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease

Thursday December 11, 2003

Gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease made the news this fall with the announcement that the first PD patients had been treated with the gene for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD).

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Baby Steps In Swallowing - An Everett clinic can help when patients can’t swallow properly

Thursday December 11, 2003

Six-month-old Kaden Griffith has been on a feeding tube almost all of his young life.
No one knows exactly why he isn’t able to properly swallow. He was diagnosed with pneumonia when he was born and was hooked up to a feeding tube about three weeks later.

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Secretary Thompson to Highlight The Importance Of Health PromotIon Activities in The Lives of Our Nation’s Family Caregiver

Thursday December 11, 2003

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson will headline a town hall meeting to highlight the important role of health promotion and disease prevention activities in the ensuring the health and wellness of one of long-term care’s everyday heroes – our nation’s family caregivers.

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U.N. Balks at Cloning Ban

Thursday December 11, 2003

A last-ditch effort by conservative members of the United Nations to ban all human cloning was abandoned Tuesday in lieu of a decision to postpone any action for one year.

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Parkinson’s Pump

Thursday December 11, 2003

As many as 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. There are several treatment options for the symptoms of Parkinson’s, but they also come with side effects. Now doctors may have found a way to not only treat the symptoms, but also reverse the disease.

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Utah: Makes Plans for ’Brain Institute

Wednesday December 03, 2003

The University of Utah is launching a bold campaign to build and staff one of the most intriguing research centers yet.

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Young versus older-onset Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday December 03, 2003

The effect of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on young patients’ lives is likely to differ from that in older patients.

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