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Completion of Human Genome Mapping Raises Hope for New Cures

Friday December 26, 2003

2003 was a landmark year for genetic research, as scientists finished mapping all the human genes. Dr. White and other scientists predict cures resulting from the Human Genome Project could start trickling in within the next five years.

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Canada’s Internet Pharmacies Thriving On Business From U.S.

Friday December 26, 2003

US citizens turn to Canada for an alternative to the high price of US medications.

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Parkinson’s Pump Undergoes Experimental Study

Friday December 26, 2003

As many as 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease. There are several treatment options for the symptoms of Parkinson’s, but they also come with side effects. Now doctors may have found a way to not only treat the symptoms, but also reverse the disease.

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Motivating Moves

Friday December 26, 2003

Based on her knowledge of movement mechanics and what she has learned about Parkinson’s disease, Hamburg turned her Lawrence exercise class into "Motivating Moves for People with Parkinson’s

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Regenerative Chemical Turns Muscle Cells Into Stem Cells

Friday December 26, 2003

A group of researchers from The Scripps Research Institute has identified a small synthetic molecule that can induce a cell to undergo dedifferentiation--to move backwards developmentally from its current state to form its own precursor cell.

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Skin Patch Useful for Early Parkinson’s Disease

Friday December 19, 2003

A skin patch containing the drug rotigotine safely improves the movement problems that occur with Parkinson’s disease, according to a report in the Archives of Neurology.

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Solutions to Common Senior Issues

Friday December 19, 2003

Two issues facing people as they age are tough to talk about but easy to solve with a little bit of perseverance: falling and incontinence.

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New method of identifying and isolating stem cells developed

Thursday December 18, 2003

Cells may help researchers in skin and hair therapies; tool can be used to find other body stem cells, including cancer stem cells.

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Nomadic Outposts Of Transplanted Stem Cells Tracked In Stanford Study

Thursday December 18, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - Doctors regularly inject stem cells into patients whose bone marrow has been destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation, but they haven’t known where these cells go after being injected. Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine has yielded an unexpected answer: when injected into mice, these cells may set up camp in one tissue early on but then move to another location or disappear entirely.

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Parkinson’s Damage Under Scrutiny ...

Thursday December 18, 2003

Scientists May Be Able To Use Simple Baker’s Yeast To Recreate The Destruction Wreaked By Parkinson’s Disease In A Test Tube.

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