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BrainStorm Makes Progress Towards Human Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s -- Animal Model Shows Long-Term Benefit

Thursday December 15, 2005

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (OTCBB:BCLI), the developer of NurOwn(TM) bone marrow derived stem cell therapeutic products for the treatment of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, announced today the results of a follow-up preclinical study evaluating the long-term impact of the company’s dopaminergic cell treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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Key brain antioxidant linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Thursday December 15, 2005

A study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center has identified a protein found in both mice and humans that appears to play a key role in protecting neurons from oxidative stress, a toxic process linked to neurodegenerative illnesses including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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WAR CRY.US Singer Is Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday December 15, 2005

WAR CRY.US singer Rich "Roar" Rozek (ex-WAR CRY) has announced that, like actor Michael J. Fox, he has been dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disease that kills brain cells that produce a chemical that controls your muscles. As the disease progresses, there could be tremors, rigidity of the muscles, slow movement, and a loss of balance.

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Cocaine abuse linked to Parkinson’s disease

Thursday December 15, 2005

A new study by researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has found that cocaine abuse is linked to Parkinson’s disease.


According to the study, published in the recent issue of Neuroscience, adults who abuse cocaine might increase their risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), and pregnant women who abuse cocaine could increase the risk of their children developing PD later in life.

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Research bolsters link of pesticides to Parkinson’s

Thursday December 08, 2005

For Rieke, it is impossible to determine which chemicals may have played a role in his disease. He owned two dry-cleaner shops — handling industrial solvents for seven years — and for 25 years he mixed and applied at least a dozen herbicides and insecticides on his Merced farm

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Biosensor Could Help People with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday December 07, 2005

An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has developed a wireless, implantable biosensor that may one day help physicians treat patients with neurological brain disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and epilepsy. Made of carbon nanotubes, the sensor monitors and controls chemicals in the brain and communicates with other sensors to control tremors or direct the movement of prosthetic limbs.

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Parkinson Disease Surgery

Wednesday December 07, 2005

Parkinson Disease is an Idiopathic, Chronic, Progressive, Degenerative disorder of basal ganglia or nigrostriatal pathway .Parkinson disease is a brain disorder.Parkinson disease occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in substantia nigra(a part of brain) die or become impaired. These cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine which allows smooth, coordinated function of the body’s muscles and movement. When approx. 80% of these nerve cells(dopamine producing cells) are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson disease appear.

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Researchers find association between dietary intake of iron and manganese and Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday December 07, 2005

University of Washington researchers have found that the risk of someone getting Parkinson’s disease after high consumption of both iron and manganese together is greater than expected. Researchers say further studies may shed light on the apparent connection, and they say people should not change their diet on the basis of this study alone.

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Ecstasy may help with Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday December 07, 2005

An illegal drug notorious for its use in nightclubs may actually benefit victims of Parkinson’s disease.

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Life with Parkinson’s: Faith, family and funnies

Wednesday December 07, 2005

It’s easy to allow for a little swagger in the walk of someone like Jim Jackson - undercover federal agent, expert marksman, family man.

If the Oxford native and Jackson, Tenn., resident has any swagger, though, it’s not just because he always wanted to be like John Wayne. Having to lie on a restaurant’s restroom floor to pull up his pants - with two badges on his shirt and his service weapon on the back of the toilet - took care of any Duke-like pride.

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