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Advances move stem cells closer to clinic

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Two new studies make significant advances in stem-cell research and could help progress efforts to turn both adult and embryonic stem cells into cures and therapies, particularly for patients with Parkinson’s disease or immune-system disorders.

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‘I’m the luckiest guy alive’

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Most mornings you’ll find Bruce Dunwiddie at the Kitchen Table restaurant in Huntertown, where he meets his friends and learns the latest gossip. Once he’s had his fill of coffee and news, he fulfills the duties of his various roles in his hometown.

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Jack Fiske, 88; S.F. Columnist Was West’s ’Voice of Boxing’

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Jack Fiske, 88, who was called the voice of boxing for the West Coast during his more than 40 years covering the sport for the San Francisco Chronicle, died Tuesday in a Redwood City, Calif., hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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Discoveries may advance stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s, cancer patients

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Two studies in the Jan. 27, 2006 Cell have yielded evidence that could prove a boon for stem cell therapies aimed at patients with Parkinson’s disease and those with compromised immune systems due to intensive cancer therapy or autoimmune disease, according to researchers. The basic findings in mice revealed critical factors that determine the fate of one type of nerve cell progenitor and that set bone marrow stem cells into action.

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BrainStorm Files Patent Application for Stem Cell Procedure With Potential for Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

Tuesday January 31, 2006

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics (OTCBB:BCLI), the developer of NurOwn(tm) bone marrow derived stem cell therapeutic products for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that a patent application has been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a new procedure to derive oligodendrocyte-like cells. The invention involves inducing oligodendrocyte-like cells using the company’s proprietary bone marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cell technology.

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Ehrlich Alters Landscape Of Stem Cell Funding Debate

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Yesterday’s hearings on stem cell research in Maryland had a familiar ring: Advocates touted the potential for treating Parkinson’s disease, juvenile diabetes and other conditions, and opponents raised the same ethical objections they made a year ago when lawmakers proposed spending $25 million a year on the emerging science.

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Parkinson’s Sufferer’s Mysterious Gift

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Ten years ago, 58-year-old Greg Rice was the picture of success. The father of three was on the fast-track to the top, with little time for anything but work.

"Worked 80 hours a week sometimes," he told "Primetime Live" co-anchor Chris Cuomo.

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Awards - Creative and with Parkinson’s?

Tuesday January 31, 2006

The Parkinson’s Disease Society (PDS) is encouraging all people with Parkinson’s to pull out their paintbrushes, take photos or get poetic, as the annual Mervyn Peake awards enter their fifth year.

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CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW PARKINSON’S CARE GUIDE

Thursday January 26, 2006

A national charity that supports sufferers of Parkinson’s disease has today launched a guide to help local authority staff working with people who have the debilitating disorder.

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Restricting diet may reverse early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Thursday January 26, 2006

A study suggests that early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients who lower their calorie intake may boost levels of an essential brain chemical lost from the neurodegenerative disorder.

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