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Implanted eye cells eased Parkinson’s

Thursday December 22, 2005

A handful of people with Parkinson’s disease showed marked improvement after surgeons implanted in their brains chemical-producing cells taken from the eye of a dead donor, researchers said last week.

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Scientists Make Parkinson’s Breakthrough

Thursday December 22, 2005

British scientists have made a major breakthrough in the battle against Parkinson’s Disease, it was revealed today.

Researchers have discovered 570 abnormally acting genes that could help doctors predict and beat the crippling condition.

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Health: Smoking, Parkinson’s, And Stress

Thursday December 22, 2005

Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl reports on how being exposed to cigarette smoke can have blinding consequences among other topics.

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Abnormal genes could lead to Parkinson’s cure

Thursday December 22, 2005

The discovery of genes that behave abnormally during the development of Parkinson’s disease could help create new treatments, scientists have said.

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HELPING HANDS: The Parkinson’s Club

Thursday December 15, 2005

The Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA), is hoping to establish the Parkinson’s Club for all Malaysians affected by this brain disorder and their family members.

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Parkinson’s Disease - Should We Start Being Genetically Tested For It?

Thursday December 15, 2005

Should we start being genetically tested for Parkinson’s disease (PD)? According to research just published in the December issue of the "journal Movement Disorders" this might be a possibility in the future if you belong to a family affected by G2019S, a genetic mutation responsible for some PD cases.

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Eye implants offer Parkinson’s hope

Thursday December 15, 2005

A new therapy for Parkinson’s disease involving brain implants has been developed by US scientists, who believe this new treatment is a viable alternative to drugs currently used to treat this chronic irreversible brain condition.

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Human brain cells working in mice

Thursday December 15, 2005

By injecting human embryonic stem cells into the brains of fetal mice inside the womb, scientists in California have created living mice with working human brain cells

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Hollywood star is right behind campaign

Thursday December 15, 2005

One may be a Hollywood star and the other a DJ from Mulbarton but they are both the same age and both determined to fight the same neurological disease.

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Eye Cell Transplants Safe in Parkinson’s Patients

Thursday December 15, 2005

Implants of human retinal pigment epithelial cells as a therapy for Parkinson’s disease have improved symptoms in six relatively young patients and appear to be well-tolerated and safe, according to researchers here.

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