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Local researchers discover mutated gene which increases risk of Parkinson’s

Thursday November 30, 2006

Singapore researchers have discovered a mutated gene which increases the risk of Parkinson’s Disease by two-fold among the Chinese.

The study was conducted by researchers from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore General Hospital and Genome Institute of Singapore.

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Ties between cholesterol and Parkinson’s in women

Thursday November 30, 2006

Women with higher levels of total cholesterol appear to be at decreased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a report by researchers in the Netherlands.

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Parkinson’s impairs driving skills, safety

Thursday November 30, 2006

People with Parkinson’s disease have difficulty spotting traffic signs and roadside landmarks while driving, and are more likely to make safety errors on the road, a new study shows.

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Parkinson’s Mutation Stunts Neurons

Thursday November 30, 2006

Mutations in a key brain protein known to underlie a form of Parkinson’s disease (PD) wreaks its damage by stunting the normal growth and branching of neurons, researchers have found. They have pinpointed the malfunction of the protein made by mutant forms of the gene called LRRK2 and how it affects neurons, ultimately leading to their death. The loss of dopamine-producing neurons is central to the pathology of PD, and loss of connections among such neurons is an early feature of the PD disease process.

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What Felix the monkey taught me about animal research

Thursday November 30, 2006

The research assistant, a thin, sallow man in chinos and a white shirt, greets me at the door. We have met before, but still he is jumpy and full of suspicion. ’Hi’, he says nervously.

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Parkinson’s group gets $2.8 million from Michael J. Fox Foundation

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Sun Health Research Institute and other members of the Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium have received a $2.8million, three-year collaborative grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Schwarz Pharma’s Parkinson’s disease patch receives green light recommendation

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Schwarz Pharma AG said it has received a recommendation to extend the marketing authorisation of its Neupro patch to treat Parkinson’s disease from the European Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP).

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Parkinson’s not a joke

Wednesday November 22, 2006

If only our Parkinson’s symptoms weren’t real!

Anyone suffering from a progressive, degenerative neurological disease knows the heartbreak of recognizing how the disease robs us of our abilities sometimes slowly over time, sometimes quickly.

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Variants in three estrogen-related genes linked to Parkinson’s disease in women

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered a possible connection between increased risk for Parkinson’s disease and variants in three genes that control estrogen production and activity in the body.

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Transcript: Former Chairman & CEO, NEXT

Wednesday November 22, 2006

British fashion retailer NEXT is a well known High Street name. Former chairman and chief executive David Jones has been widely credited with making it that way. In the 1980s, he took a battered and almost bankrupt chain and turned it into a success story. All the while fighting Parkinson’s disease -- in secret.

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