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Google exec's hunt for Parkinson's cure advances

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Sergey Brin, the 38-year-old co-founder of Google Inc., is making strides in his quest to find a cure for Parkinson's, a progressive disease his DNA and family history suggest may afflict him as early as 10 years from now.

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Early Signs of Parkinson's Might Be Seen in Colon

Tuesday May 15, 2012

A colonoscopy or similar test could one day diagnose Parkinson's disease years before symptoms occur. That's because signs of Parkinson's that appear in the brain also show up in the colon, a new study says.

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Tai chi can help mind and body

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Early Monday evenings, when other folks are rushing home from work, a group of 10 individuals are quietly learning the art of tai chi at the Center for Living in the Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital.

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Tobacco virus may help prevent Parkinson’s, researchers say

Tuesday May 15, 2012

The same tobacco leaves that kill hundreds of thousands of smokers every year may hold the key to preventing Parkinson’s disease, according to new research from the University of Louisville.

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Vitamin K2: New Hope for Parkinson's Patients?

Monday May 14, 2012

Neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken, associated with VIB and KU Leuven, succeeded in undoing the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson's using vitamin K2. His discovery gives hope to Parkinson's patients.

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Ex-Lightning coach Ludzik reveals battle with Parkinson’s

Thursday May 10, 2012

After his first season as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Ludzik was relaxing on the back porch of his home with his wife, Mary Ann, in the summer of 2000 when he noticed one of his fingers was trembling.

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Scientists "switch off" brain cell death in mice

Tuesday May 08, 2012

Scientists have figured out how to stop brain cell death in mice with brain disease and say their discovery deepens understanding of the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's Drug Errors Common in Small Study of Hospitalizations

Tuesday May 08, 2012

When Parkinson’s disease patients are admitted to hospitals, they often end up on incorrect doses of levodopa during their stay – if it’s prescribed at all – and sometimes inappropriately get metoclopramide or neuroleptics, dopamine-blocking agents that could make their disease worse, according to a study from the University of Calgary (Alta.).

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Range of brain diseases could be treated by single drug

Monday May 07, 2012

The tantalising prospect of treating a range of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, all with the same drug, has been raised by UK researchers.

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Those With Parkinson's Disease Able to Claim SSDI Benefits

Monday May 07, 2012

Individuals with Parkinson 's disease severe enough to prevent them from working are able to collect vital benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. If the individual is a veteran, disability benefits through the VA may also be available.

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Recent News

May 20 - Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor
May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
May 19 - Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation
May 16 - Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific
May 16 - Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression
May 10 - Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years
May 7 - Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's
May 5 - New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 2 - What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
Apr 29 - Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease
Apr 28 - Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's
Apr 25 - Lifestyle: Dating with Disease
Apr 25 - Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Apr 20 - Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test
Apr 15 - Living with Parkinson's
Apr 12 - Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Apr 11 - Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions
Apr 9 - Commonly prescribed Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating, hypersexuality
Apr 7 - Pfizer and IBM Launch Innovative Research Project to Transform Parkinson's Disease Care
Apr 7 - Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression