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Uterine Stem Cells Create New Neurons That Can Curb Parkinson's Disease

Friday March 28, 2008

The injection of uterine stem cells trigger growth of new brain cells in mice with Parkinson's disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in an abstract presented at the 2008 Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Annual Scientific Meeting held March 26-29 in San Diego, California.

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Parkinson's victim offers to be guinea pig

Thursday March 27, 2008

A NORTH businessman who suffers from Parkinson's disease has condemned the use of hybrid embryos for medical research, even though scientists claim the technique could eventually lead to a cure for the condition.

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Family study bolsters link between pesticides and Parkinson's

Thursday March 27, 2008

For the first time, the association between Parkinson's disease and exposure to pesticides has been shown in patients with the neurological disorder compared with their unaffected relatives, according to a study in the online open access journal BMC Neurology.

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For the Phinney Family, a Dream and a Challenge

Wednesday March 26, 2008

Like any proud father, Davis Phinney marvels at the man his son has become.

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Parkinson's May Be Treatable With Therapeutic Cloning

Tuesday March 25, 2008

In a step closer to developing a treatment for Parkinson's in humans using therapeutic cloning, scientists in the US and Japan have for the first time used cells from a mouse to treat Parkinson's in the same mouse.

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Parkinson's muscle rigidity slows movement

Monday March 24, 2008

Parkinson's disease is a relatively common neurological disorder affecting movements. Named after English physician, James Parkinson (1755-1824), the most common symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, a slowing of physical movement or, in extreme cases, a complete loss of physical movement.

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Stem Cells for Parkinson's Disease: Breakthrough or Hype?

Monday March 24, 2008

Researchers have used stem cells to treat Parkinson's in mice.

Wait a second -- hasn't this already been done?

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Stem Cell Implant to the Brain Helps Improve Parkinson's Symptoms: Presented at SIR

Monday March 24, 2008

All of the patients with Parkinson's disease who were treated by implantation of stem cells into the brain have achieved substantial improvement in terms of beneficial changes that were apparent within 1 week of the implant procedure.

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Hope for Parkinson's sufferers as mice cured

Monday March 24, 2008

THE controversial technique of therapeutic cloning has been successfully used to treat a disease for the first time, with mice with Parkinson's disease found to improve after receiving their own modified cells

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My Daily Battle

Sunday March 23, 2008

The daily struggle with Parkinson's disease is relentless. There is no reprieve, and the future is uncertain. Even on the good days, Parkinson's lurks like an unwanted shadow. In my case, Parkinson's is a 24-hour-a-day affair, because the associated Lewy body disease brings forth vivid nightmares and violent sleep on a weekly basis, nightmares so realistic that I am likely to act them out. I have dreamed of being attacked and, in an effort to fight back, have inadvertently struck my wife, Vicki.

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