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Parkinson’s research at UC to get $300,000 from cyclists

Tuesday December 19, 2006

Neuroscience Institute researchers working in basic-science laboratories and clinical settings will receive $300,000 for Parkinson’s research.

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Higher occurrence of Parkinson’s linked to low LDL cholesterol

Tuesday December 19, 2006

People with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than people with high LDL levels, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.

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Neurologist wins first Parkinson’s award

Thursday December 14, 2006

A Rhode Island neurologist received the first ever American Parkinson Disease Association regional award.
At its New England Regional Symposium held in Sturbridge, Mass., the national American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) presented an honorable service recognition award to Dr. Joseph Friedman, the medical director of the NeuroHealth Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center in Warwick.
"I am very proud to have received this award," Friedman said. "Receiving an award like this makes me want to work harder and do better. It makes me worry about not meeting patient’s expectations."

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2 area Parkinson’s patients take part in Ceregene’s experimental treatment

Thursday December 14, 2006

In the dry language of clinical trial records, they are known as Patient 2 and Patient 12.

But the quest by Vista chiropractor Brad Arens and San Diego real estate broker David Kruest to find some relief from Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, degenerative central nervous system disorder that can leave sufferers with little or no mobility, is anything but prosaic.

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Parkinson’s Disease Process May be Curtailed by Regenerative Processes in Yeast, Fruit Flies

Thursday December 14, 2006

Yeast might not be the most obvious experimental model for neurodegenerative diseases. For one thing, yeast cells don’t have brains.

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Boehringer Ingelheim and National Parkinson Foundation Introduce Planning Your Course

Thursday December 14, 2006

People newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease now have valuable information available at their fingertips, with a new program called Planning Your Course. Professional golfer Cherie Zaun, diagnosed with the condition in 2003, has collaborated with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to develop Planning Your Course, a patient education program specifically designed for people newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Today, more than a million Americans have the disease, and approximately 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

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The Sporting Life: One day at a time

Thursday December 14, 2006

Gary Cervantes found out just how ’down to Earth’ Michael J. Fox can be after the Marana retiree informed the actor of his intentions to run in this year’s Holualoa Tucson Marathon.

"When I told him I was going to run this marathon he told me I was nuts," chuckled Cervantes days before the race, which begins in the town of Oracle before winding its way to Pusch Ridge.

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Parkinson’s and gambling: Is it the drugs or the disease?

Thursday December 14, 2006

Doctors and researchers are puzzling over why certain people taking medication for Parkinson’s disease become compulsive gamblers, binge eaters or sex addicts.

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Empire Health Services to Develop Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease Center

Thursday December 07, 2006

Empire Health Services (EHS), in collaboration with Movement Disorder specialist Dr. Anthony Santiago, will open a comprehensive care center for Movement Disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia and Essential tremor. Dr. Anthony Santiago, a fellowship-trained neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative disorders, will be Medical Director of the Center.

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Transplanted brain cells hold promise for Parkinson’s disease

Thursday December 07, 2006

Research published in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience shows a human neural stem cell transplant essentially enables an animal model for Parkinson’s to continue functioning normally rather than displaying the progressive loss of movement control that characterizes the disease.

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