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Oriental Exercise Aids Parkinson's Patients

Thursday May 29, 2008

Sufferers of Parkinson's disease are using a martial art to help them cope with their symptoms.People who have been diagnosed with the neurological disease are practising the oriental art of Tai Chi to help them manage their symptoms.

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Care home death: 'Nobody should die in such a terrible, cruel way'

Thursday May 29, 2008

A culture of 'wilful neglect' led to Peter Giles's death in a care home – and it was not an isolated case. A fundamental change in the system is needed, says David Harrison.

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Michael J. Fox given honorary degree from UBC for career in acting advocacy

Thursday May 29, 2008

Michael J. Fox, the Canadian-born actor who has used his success in film and television to advocate for Parkinson's disease patients, received an honorary degree Thursday from the University of British Columbia.

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Parkinson's: Can Pilates help?

Thursday May 29, 2008

When Lady Spooner was diagnosed with the disease, her first reaction was one of despair. But, writes Caron Bosler, exercises to improve her mobility helped counteract its effects

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Don't call it great for nothing; Thousands shop for bargains at Great Gilmour Street Garage Sale

Thursday May 29, 2008

For one day each summer picturesque Gilmour Street is transformed into a market buzzing with thousands of shoppers.

And for the past seven years Harold Rice has sold what has become possibly the most famous item of the event - trellises

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Scientists test brain pacemakers for depression

Thursday May 29, 2008

It's a new frontier for psychiatric illness: Brain pacemakers that promise to act as antidepressants by changing how patients' nerve circuitry fires.

Scientists already know the power of these devices to block the tremors of Parkinson's disease and related illnesses; more than 40,000 such patients worldwide have the implants

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Grant to fund Parkinson's study

Thursday May 29, 2008

A Binghamton University professor has been awarded a $1.33 million grant to study the treatment of Parkinson's disease and the side effects of medicating the chronic illness.

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Brother and sister tackle challenge for Dad

Thursday May 29, 2008

A son and daughter are hitting the Inca Trail in the Autumn to help raise money to battle Parkinson's Disease which afflicts their father.

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TEXT-BrainStorm treatment shows good results in study

Thursday May 29, 2008

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, announced today that in a pre-clinical study that was conducted with Tel Aviv University between February and May 2008, signs of impaired motor behavior in a rat model of Parkinson's improved following transplantation of BrainStorm's unique Neurotrophic Factor Cells (NTF).

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Web-Based Genome Service Partners With Parkinson's Researchers

Thursday May 22, 2008

On Wednesday, the consumer genome service 23andMe announced that it will collaborate with Parkinson's disease researchers to collect patient information in an all-online format, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
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