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Camera in Mouse's Brain May Help Parkinson's Patients

Thursday January 31, 2008

In order to see how memories are formed, Japanese researchers have recently implanted a tiny camera inside the brain of a mouse. Jun Ohta, a professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in western Japan hopes that this experiment will lead to discovering treatment for human illnesses which involve the brain.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards Up to $3 Million to Industry Teams to Jumpstart Promising PD Drug D

Thursday January 31, 2008

Four industry research projects targeted as part of innovative Therapeutics Development Initiative

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Tango improves balance, mobility in patients with Parkinson's disease

Wednesday January 30, 2008

Patients with Parkinson's disease who took part in regular tango dance classes for 20 sessions showed significant improvements in balance and mobility when compared to patients who did conventional exercise, a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows.

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Scientists discover way to reverse loss of memory

Wednesday January 30, 2008

Scientists performing experimental brain surgery on a man aged 50 have stumbled across a mechanism that could unlock how memory works.

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Researchers identify five genes with possible protective capabilities against a Parkinson's disease

Monday January 28, 2008

The research, publishing Jan. 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' Early Edition, is a possible step toward identifying both new targets for drug treatment development and genetic factors which make some people more susceptible to the disease, the researchers said.

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Parkinson's sufferer treks mountain for charity

Saturday January 26, 2008

A KENT man with Parkinson's Disease is tackling a sponsored trek in America's Sierra Nevada mountain range to raise £5,000 for fellow sufferers.

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Parkinson's Disease Symptoms Reduced In New Experimental Treatment

Friday January 25, 2008

There's no cure for Parkinson's, but an experimental gene therapy clinical trial with advanced patients reduced their symptoms.

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Parkinson's Institute known far and wide, except here

Friday January 25, 2008

True story: A longtime resident of the Bay Area, unhappy with the quality of care she's getting for Parkinson's disease, returns to her native Korea to consult a specialist. On discovering where she lives, the doctor asks why she's traveled across the ocean when she's only three miles away from one of the best and largest Parkinson's centers in the world

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A cup of black tea a day ...

Thursday January 24, 2008

BLACK, not green tea, helps to ward off Parkinson's disease.

In a landmark study here, researchers have found that drinking black tea reduces the risk of Parkinson's among the Chinese population.
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Wilton teen uses Facebook to aid in fight against Parkinson's

Thursday January 24, 2008

Brett Bassock visits his grandmother Elaine Fox at Wilton Meadows last Thursday. Ms. Fox's Parkinson's disease accelerated after the death of her husband in December, encouraging Brett to raise funds to donate to research for the disease.

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