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Testing for smelling ability could provide early signs

Sunday December 30, 2007

Joe and Jim Herzberg resemble each other, but the big difference between them is in the nose.

"I can smell strong stuff. But if you tell me to smell a rose, I can't smell it," said Jim Herzberg, 52, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease five years ago.

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Breakthroughs in medicine help improve two lives

Saturday December 29, 2007

Since launching a series on medical technology's new frontier last March, the Star Tribune has followed the patients and companies we originally profiled. Here's an update:

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Neurosearch starts phase I study on drug as new Parkinson's disease treatment

Friday December 28, 2007

Danish pharmaceutical company Neurosearch AS said it has initiated phase I clinical studies of the drug candidate ACR343 with a view to develop it as a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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Caretaker of sick succumbs to illness

Friday December 28, 2007

Even as Parkinson's disease made it difficult to walk, Jim Duffy continued to visit and care for the sick every Sunday, said the Rev. Bob Kline, former pastor of St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Often, he was accompanied by his wife of more than 50 years, Mary Ann.

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Therapeutic -- and fun

Friday December 28, 2007

In a sunlit dance studio, a pianist plays a flurry of arpeggios. Men and women sitting on metal folding chairs slowly bend forward and extend their arms.


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Hope for alcoholics in gene research

Thursday December 27, 2007

A NEWFOUND link between impulsive decisions and a faulty gene suggests some forms of addiction may be treatable with drugs already on the market for conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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New blood test can diagnose Parkinson's

Wednesday December 26, 2007

A simple blood test that can diagnose Parkinson's disease could be available from next year, according to scientists.

The test will lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments for patients with the neurological disorder.

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Erectile dysfunction may boost Parkinson's risk

Monday December 24, 2007

Results of a study suggest an association between erectile dysfunction and an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

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Charlie's Parkinson's hell

Saturday December 22, 2007

Casualty's Derek Thompson revealed yesterday he was terrified he was suffering from Parkinson's disease.

For six months, he disguised the cramp in his neck and the twitches of his head from his fellow cast and directors - and tried to carry on life as normal.

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Depletion Of One Antioxidant Linked To Parkinson's In Mice

Friday December 21, 2007

Scientists at the Buck Institute have shown that mice suffering from a depletion of the antioxidant glutathione in dopamine-producing neurons developed nerve damage and symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in humans. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter produced in the mid-brain which facilitates many critical functions, including motor skills.

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