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Stem Cell Strides Test Bush Policy

Monday April 28, 2003

A series of important advances have boosted the potential of human embryonic stem cells to treat heart disease, spinal cord injuries and other ailments, but researchers say they are unable to take advantage of the new techniques under a two-year-old Bush administration policy that requires federally supported scientists to use older colonies of stem cells.

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Stem-cell Progress on MS, Parkinson’s

Thursday April 24, 2003

Stem cell research being conducted in Italy and Australia is showing promise for Parkinson’s, amongst other neurological disorders.

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Controlling Neurons May Ease Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday April 24, 2003

Blocking or eliminating a specific potassium channel in a small group of brain cells may improve or prevent the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Research at Northwestern University continues.

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Curriculum of Care is Launched

Thursday April 24, 2003

The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation has launched a revolutionary online training curriculum for caregivers across the country. Whether they are family members or in adult care facilities, caregivers will learn the best ways to help a person with Parkinson’s achieve the highest quality of life possible.
Click here Parkinson’s Educator to see the Curriculum, or click the ’continued’ button below for more background on the program.

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Common Painkillers May Help Treat Parkinson’s

Friday April 11, 2003

Research in mice suggests that commonly used anti-inflammatory painkillers hold promise for treating Parkinson’s disease, researchers said Monday.

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