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Bipolar illness, Parkinson’s put strain on married pair

Wednesday December 29, 2004

Ed and Rosalind Epstein love their Coral Springs town house. It’s where they have spent the past 26 years together.

But illnesses have prevented the couple from being able to take care of it the way they would like to.

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Parkinson’s patients frustrated by end of trial

Wednesday December 29, 2004

A small group of Parkinson’s disease patients in Kentucky are frustrated by a decision to stop a drug trial they say was reducing their symptoms and improving their lives.

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NIH sets up Parkinson’s data center at UR

Wednesday December 29, 2004

The National Institutes of Health has selected the University of Rochester Medical Center as the home of a new organization that will collect and manage information from clinical studies of Parkinson’s disease.

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Watch your calories to fight off Parkinson’s

Wednesday December 29, 2004

Low-calorie diets may reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to scientists.

The evidence emerged from a study of monkeys injected with a neurotoxin which produces a Parkinson’s-like illness.

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Big names back stem-cell plan

Wednesday December 29, 2004

A group of prominent scientists, researchers and doctors is teaming up to push for a state law permitting embryonic stem-cell research in Washington.

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New study shows paclitaxel may benefit Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s movement disorders

Wednesday December 29, 2004

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI - News; TSX: ANP - News), today announced that a preclinical study published in today’s early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights the positive effects of PAXCEED(TM) on movement disorders commonly seen in diseases known as taupathies, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Training Helps People with Parkinson’s Avoid Falls

Wednesday December 29, 2004

The instability that often accompanies Parkinson’s disease can lead to falls and even to a fear of walking, but German researchers report that repetitive training can help people surmount these difficulties.

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Environmental Causes of Parkinson’s Disease?

Wednesday December 29, 2004

FOR YEARS, DOCTORS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DISCOVER A CURE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE.

BUT THEY HAVEN’T FIGURED OUT WHAT CAUSES THE CHRONIC NERVE DISORDER - UNTIL NOW.

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Anti-Inflammatories Ward Off Parkinson’s -Study

Wednesday December 29, 2004

Regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs appears to lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, perhaps by protecting brain cells that would otherwise die, researchers said.

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Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday December 29, 2004

In 1995, a Parkinson’s disease trial canceled the arm of its study that dealt with the drug selegiline after several people taking that drug died. For a recent article in the British Medical Journal, researchers looked at all the studies done since 1966 on the class of drugs known as monoamine oxidase type B inhibitors, including selegiline, to find out if they might help people with early Parkinson’s.

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