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Exelon Panel To Debate Parkinson’s-Related Dementia As Distinct Condition

Thursday May 25, 2006

The Peripheral & Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee’s review of Novartis’ Exelon will center on whether dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease warrants a separate indication from Alzheimer’s-related dementia.

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US FDA approves Teva drug for Parkinson’s

Thursday May 25, 2006

U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a new drug to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease that blocks the breakdown of the brain chemical that causes tremors and other loss of motion.

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Rasagiline Is Well Tolerated in Elderly Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Thursday May 25, 2006

New analysis assessing age-related adverse events of anti-Parkinsonian drugs suggests no need for special precautions in elderly patients taking Azilect

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FDA staff says Novartis drug works for Parkinson’s

Thursday May 25, 2006

An Alzheimer’s drug made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals effectively treats dementia in patients with Parkinson’s disease, but it is unclear if such mental impairments are two distinct conditions, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Tuesday.

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New drug to treat Parkinson’s disease OK’d

Thursday May 25, 2006

Parkinson’s patients on Wednesday gained a newly approved drug to help block the breakdown of a chemical that contributes to problems with movement and coordination that mark the progressive disease.

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Defeating Parkinson’s disease is within our reach

Thursday May 25, 2006

I’ve just returned from a visit to my 80-year-old father, who lives in the Catskill Mountains in New York. He was a philosophy professor who retired from a distinguished career, teaching at prestigious universities nationwide. Most who know him, who may have also seen him acting onstage, or heard him sing in his pure, tenor voice, speak first to his brilliant mind, but I most honor his great heart. He is the most honest, kindest and gentlest man I have ever known.

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Volunteers Needed For Parkinson’s Disease Research To Improve Speech, University Of Queensland, Australia

Thursday May 25, 2006

University of Queensland researchers are seeking people with Parkinson’s Disease who have a difficulty with their speech to participate in a research project.

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Man with Parkinson’s never gave up

Thursday May 25, 2006

Robert Cameron was so optimistic he shrugged off grim medical pronouncements about his Parkinson’s disease and simply carried on.

"He never acknowledged it would kill him one day," said Annie Meyers, who helped care for him. "He wasn’t going to give up."
Mr. Cameron, Indianapolis, died May 17. He was 62.
He went to Southport High School and Indiana University, where he spent summers lacquering gymnasium floors. He owned Triden Construction Supply and was chief executive officer until retiring in 2003.

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Parkinson’s study tries ’neurobiology of music’

Thursday May 25, 2006

Howard Tomlinson and his wife of 57 years, Joy, recently returned from an 11-day Caribbean cruise, with stops in Panama and Costa Rica.

The Katy couple always have enjoyed dancing, though since the onset of Parkinson’s disease about four years ago, Howard Tomlinson’s capacity for cutting a rug has been somewhat diminished.

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Key Stress Protein Linked To Toxicities Responsible For Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Thursday May 25, 2006

Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have discovered a mechanistic link between cellular stress caused by free radicals and accumulation of misfolded proteins that lead to nerve cell injury and death in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. That link is Protein Disulphide Isomerase (PDI), a chaperone protein that is necessary for proper protein folding in times of cellular stress.

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