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DVD Helps Educate About Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday December 29, 2005

The Washington State Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association has released a 90-minute patient education DVD for people with Parkinson’s, their physicians, families and friends.

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Parkinson’s research paints a grim picture

Wednesday December 28, 2005

Research on Parkinson’s disease is converging toward a grim conclusion -- that it is almost always an environmental illness, caused by pesticides and other industrial chemicals.

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Unraveling Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday December 27, 2005

A thousand acres stretched before him as Gary Rieke walked briskly behind a harvester, the parched, yellow stalks of rice sweeping against his knees. Stopping to adjust a bolt on the machine, Rieke struggled to maneuver a wrench with his trembling fingers.

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Scientists close in on genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday December 27, 2005

Scientists have identified 570 genes that act abnormally during the development of Parkinson’s disease, a finding which could help doctors predict the likelihood of it developing.

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Altered cells deliver Parkinson’s therapy to brain

Tuesday December 27, 2005

Genetically modified nerve ’progenitor’ cells can be used as mini-pumps to deliver nerve growth factor to the brain, a new study in animals shows.

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’Engineered’ Stem Cells May Help Treat Parkinson’s

Thursday December 22, 2005

Engineered human progenitor brain stem cells are able to produce and deliver into the brain a growth factor that shows promise in treating Parkinson’s disease, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Ibuprofen may curb risk of Parkinson’s disease

Thursday December 22, 2005

Regular use of the pain-relieving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to data from roughly 147,000 U.S. men and women enrolled in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutritional Cohort.

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EMEA Adopts Positive Opinion On Neupro (Parkinson’s Disease) And Rotarix (Infant Gastro-Entiritis Prevention) And Others, E

Thursday December 22, 2005

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted positive opinions on initial marketing authorisation applications for:

-- Neupro (rotigotine), Schwarz Pharma Ltd. Neupro is indicated for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. EMEA review began on 18 October 2004 with an active review time of 202 days

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Gene Therapy Tried for Parkinson’s

Thursday December 22, 2005

Mike Castle lay motionless as surgeons drilled two holes into his skull and injected a virus deep into his brain. The virus carries a gene and a tantalizing hope: that just maybe it could stall the Parkinson’s disease slowly crippling him.

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Night-time screams an indicator of Parkinson’s disease?

Thursday December 22, 2005

Cries in the night and wild thrashing during sleep could be signs of Parkinson’s disease, a new report says.

Disruptions of the R.E.M. (rapid eye movement) sleep cycle could be an early warning of the onset of Parkinson’s disease, says Professor Claudia Trenkwalder in the January issue of German journal Psychology Today.

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