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Researchers Reverse Parkinson’s Symptoms in Animals

Thursday June 29, 2006

Focusing on a protein that mysteriously accumulates in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease, researchers have discovered a biological pathway that might some day lead to better treatments for the neurological condition.

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Brain Research Breakthrough May Lead to Parkinson’s Cure

Thursday June 29, 2006

A new study shows that certain proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease symptoms actually block a critical transport system within the cell.

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Merck drops late-stage Parkinson’s drug

Thursday June 29, 2006


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FAMU professor’s goal is to find relief to Parkinson’s disease

Thursday June 29, 2006

At age 11, Nazarius Lamango left a village in Cameroon, West Africa, where his parents were farmers with no formal education.

The way to continue his education was free government schools in a bigger town like Bamenda. He later won a scholarship to the University of Leeds in England, where he would earn a biochemistry Ph.D.

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Depression risk with Parkinson’s

Thursday June 29, 2006

Over 80% of people with Parkinson’s disease frequently experience depression, a European survey finds.

But the poll of 500 patients with mild-to-moderate forms of the disease found 40% rarely - or never - talked to their doctors about depression.

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Parkinson’s Disease Mechanism Discovered

Thursday June 29, 2006

Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have pinpointed defects in a critical cellular pathway that can lead to the death of dopamine-producing nerve cells and ultimately Parkinson’s symptoms. Their studies have also identified a new way to rescue dying neurons in several animal models of Parkinson’s disease.

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Pesticide exposure linked to Parkinson’s

Thursday June 29, 2006

People who reported being exposed to pesticides before 1982 had a 70% higher incidence of Parkinson’s disease 10 to 20 years later than those who weren’t exposed, a study by Harvard scientists finds.

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Parkinson’s drug linked to bizarre out-of-control urges

Thursday June 29, 2006

Faced with steady deterioration from Parkinson’s disease, Jim Sweet leapt at the chance to try a new drug that promised to relieve the tremors brought on by the death of cells deep in his brain.

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New scan to detect Parkinson’s disease

Thursday June 29, 2006

Scientists have developed a new scanning technique for Parkinson’s disease, offering hope that many patients who may have been wrongly diagnosed will be able to start treatment earlier.

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A probable cause for Parkinson’s?

Thursday June 29, 2006

Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other brain disorders are among a growing list of maladies attributed to oxidative stress, the cell damage caused during metabolism when the oxygen in the body assumes ever more chemically reactive forms.

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