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Rejected Drug Could Protect Against Parkinson's And Alzheimer's

Wednesday August 15, 2012

The journal Molecular Psychiatry recently featured two studies on latrepirdine, known as Dimebon, which revealed that the second study could be a new potential for the compound to treat Parkinson's, Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders as well as other neurodegenerative conditions. The international study, which was led by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discovered that latrepiridine reduced the level of at least two neurodegeneration-related proteins in mice.

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Detecting Parkinson’s with a Phone Call: TED Talk by Max Little

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Parkinson’s disease affects nearly 5% of those over 80 years old and can lead to debilitating changes in one’s movements and behaviors. While symptoms can be managed with dopaminergic agents, many individuals are diagnosed when symptoms become refractory to care.

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Parkinson's hasn't slowed rower, 88

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Paul Green of Saugatuck Rowing Club, the oldest rower in this year's USRowing Masters Nationals, is not your typical 88-year-old.

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Bob Hoskins Retires: A Salute to His Seven Finest Hours

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Bob Hoskins announced a few days ago that he has retired from acting at the age of 69 because he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. It’s sad to think that no more movies will be jostled by his ebullience or that the flat expanse of his one-0f-a-kind hooter and the gleam in his eyes won’t be seen in stories co-starring much prettier people who could never match his impact.

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Finding Parkinson's clue offers unshakable hope

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Hope may be stirring for those suffering from an incurable brain disease that causes loss of muscle control.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia affects the cerebellum - a small but key region of the brain - killing nerve cells and triggering genetic diseases, such as Parkinson's and Huntington's.

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Active healing: Exercise class serves Parkinson’s patients

Wednesday August 15, 2012

When Mark Smith read that exercise can delay symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, he immediately searched the Internet for books and videos that would help him create an exercise plan.

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Olympics spectator with Parkinson's wants 'exoneration' after arrest

Wednesday August 08, 2012

A man with Parkinson's disease who was arrested during the Olympic men's cycling road race while sitting beside the route has said he wants a "letter of exoneration" from Surrey police, claiming their treatment of him was disproportionate.

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LSU assistant Steve Kragthorpe gets boost from family ties

Wednesday August 08, 2012

aton Rouge - A Parkinson's disease diagnosis rocked LSU quarterback coach Steve Kragthorpe's world a year ago. He reached out and steadied himself by staying immersed in the profession he loves. The support has grown stronger since and Kragthorpe says he feels fine moving into his second year of his battle with the condition.

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It's true: Parkinson's stinks!

Tuesday August 07, 2012

It happened again last night. I was snoozing peacefully when I was awakened by the stench of the local skunk. Since I was having trouble falling back to sleep, with eau de skunk fragrance lingering in my nostrils, I began to think about what to write in this week’s column, and

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New Hope for Eyes Damaged by Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday August 07, 2012

Gentle, non-invasive treatment with a soft infra-red light can potentially protect and heal the damage that occurs to the human retina in Parkinson's disease, says Professor Jonathan Stone from The Vision Centre and the University of Sydney.

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