NWPF

News Archives

Filtered by: August 2003

New Drug Reduces Advanced Parkinson’s Symptoms

Thursday August 28, 2003

After 40 years of treating Parkinson’s disease with dopamine medications, a new study shows potential for a non-dopamine drug that may provide benefit for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Read Article

Gene Therapy Used to Treat Patients With Parkinson’s; FDA Approves Procedure on 12 Patients

Tuesday August 19, 2003

Yesterday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital a 55 year old man became the first person to undergo gene therapy for Parkinson’s. Despite the checkered history of gene therapy experiments, the Food and Drug Administration approved this procedure for 12 people with severe Parkinson’s.

Read Article

Parkinson’s Drug Side-Effect -- Gambling?

Tuesday August 19, 2003

The dopamine agonist Mirapex appears to have a correlation to increased addictive gambling tendencies, according to a study released by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center. The risk is small, but significant enough that doctors may be urged to raise awareness when prescribing the medication.

Read Article

Pain Relievers Might Cut PD Risk

Monday August 18, 2003

The risk of developing PD was 45 percent lower in people who used drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen at least twice weekly than it was in nonusers, according to a review of two large studies.

Read Article
<< Back 1 - 4 of 4 Next >>

Recent News

Jul 14 - Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease
Jul 13 - Opinion: Dividing the Caregiving Responsibilities Between Siblings
Jul 12 - Researchers make advance in possible treatments for Gaucher, Parkinson’s diseases
Jul 11 - Parkinson’s Head Trauma Link Looks Even Stronger
Jul 7 - Penn students’ start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease
Jul 5 - Last Patient Enrolled in Pivotal Phase 3 Parkinson’s Disease Trial, Cynapsus Therapeutics Says
Jun 29 - Exoskeleton Could Quell the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients at Crucial Moments
Jun 28 - Parkinson's disease: New protein discovery could fuel new treatments
Jun 27 - Study finds direct evidence linking Parkinson’s to autoimmune disease; 2 genes that are key regulators of immune system discovered
Jun 27 - Blocking key enzyme halts parkinson's disease symptoms in mice
Jun 23 - Parkinson's Research Might Benefit from Novel Discovery of Zinc Transport Protein Structure
Jun 23 - Parkinson's disease breakthrough 'could lead to cure'
Jun 20 - More American men diagnosed with Parkinson's
Jun 15 - First monkey genetically engineered to have Parkinson’s created
Jun 14 - Fighting Parkinson's in the lab
Jun 9 - A New Gene Has Been Linked to Parkinson's Disease
Jun 6 - A neurologist weighs in on Muhammad Ali's battle with Parkinson's disease
Jun 5 - Michael J. Fox: How to honor Muhammad Ali
Jun 3 - Singing improves speech of people with Parkinson's, but more research needed
Jun 1 - San Diego Parkinson’s Research Sparks Ethical Discussion