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Stress triggers development of Parkinson's disease

Wednesday November 17, 2010

We all know that living a stressful lifestyle can take its toll, making us age faster and making us more susceptible to the cold going around the office.

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Couple shares a lifetime of laughing, loving and commitment

Wednesday November 17, 2010

After 63 years of marriage, Anita and Jesse Martinez still laugh a lot. Sometimes at each other, but mostly with each other.

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USC researcher says licorice extract could treat brain diseases

Wednesday November 17, 2010

A neuroscientist at the University of South Carolina is doing research on an extract from licorice root that could treat or even prevent the brain cell death found in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Calcium causes brain cell loss in Parkinson's

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Calcium activity in the brain plays an important role in the onset of Parkinson's disease, according to a study in mice. The finding helps explain why common calcium-blocking drugs, such as those used to control blood pressure, appear to protect against the disease.

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Michael J. Fox says Parkinson’s Disease made Me a better husband, person

Wednesday November 10, 2010

MICHAEL J. Fox says Parkinson’s has made him “a better husband, father and overall human being”.

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Vibrating chair may ease symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Medications provide some symptom relief for Parkinson's Disease patients. A new study, however, is creating a buzz in the neurology community for its unique, non-drug approach.

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Alcohol drinking and risk of Parkinson's disease: a case-control study in Japan

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Although some epidemiologic studies found inverse associations between alcohol drinking and Parkinson's disease (PD), the majority of studies found no such significant associations.

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Mouse model confirms mutated protein plays role in dementia

Thursday November 04, 2010

A new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called beta-synuclein promote neurodegeneration has been created by a team of scientists from Japan and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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Parkinson's Disease Linked to Pollutants in Urban Areas

Thursday November 04, 2010

High levels of manganese and copper pollution in urban areas are linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease, according to an analysis of 35,000 Parkinson's patients by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Protein aggregates could be key Parkinson's clue

Thursday November 04, 2010

Proteins perform almost every function our bodies require for life. But, they also can misbehave in myriad ways. By retracing the history of each abnormal reaction, biochemists aim to determine the events that lead to disease and to intervene in the process.

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