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Thursday August 27, 2009

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Davis Phinney Foundation Announces New U.S. Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Physical and Emotional Effects of Parkinson's Disease

Thursday August 20, 2009

The Davis Phinney Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) today, announced that it has awarded four Parkinson's disease research centers with support to conduct a landmark study on the long-term changes in quality of life and mobility that occur in people with PD.

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Watching Stem Cells Repair The Human Brain

Thursday August 20, 2009

There is no known cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. But new hope, in the form of stem cells created from the patient's own bone marrow, can be found — and literally seen — in laboratories at Tel Aviv University.

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Breakthrough 'could lead to better treatments for Parkinson's'

Thursday August 20, 2009

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the understanding of Parkinson’s disease which they say could lead to better treatments for the condition.

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Parkinson’s: The Pesticide Link

Thursday August 20, 2009

Scientists are closing in on an inescapable conclusion: Pesticides may be a cause of Parkinson’s disease.

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk

Thursday August 20, 2009

An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at significantly increased risk for Parkinson’s disease, and possibly other neurological problems later in life.

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Parkinson's Disease: Iron Accumulation To The Point Of Demise

Thursday August 20, 2009

Investigation of the human brain discloses a distinct dark discoloration of the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus within parts of the brainstem.

This is due to the bluish to brown-black pigment neuromelanin, which is only present in the human brain and that of a few other mammals (primates, cows, horses, some breeds of sheep).

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Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits a New High

Thursday August 20, 2009

Life expectancy in the United States has reached almost 78 years, a record high, federal health officials said Wednesday.

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"Housekeeping” Genes Play Important Role in Developmental Pathways of Cells

Thursday August 20, 2009

Unconventional view of these conventional genes sheds light on development of Lesch Nyhan disease.

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Predators assistant plans to put a check on disease

Thursday August 20, 2009

When he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease seven years go, Brent Peterson's first inclination was not to turn his fight into a public battle.

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