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A lose-lose situation

Thursday June 26, 2008

Joe Treyes had hoped his lawsuit against Ontario's government-owned casino operators would change his life, lessening the burden of both his Parkinson's disease and a ferocious gambling habit that may be a fallout of his medical condition.

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A questionnaire-based (UM-PDHQ) study of hallucinations in Parkinson's disease

Thursday June 26, 2008

Hallucinations occur in 20-40% of PD patients and have been associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes (i.e., nursing home placement, increased mortality). Hallucinations, like other non-motor features of PD, are not well recognized in routine primary/secondary clinical practice.

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Cloned cells treat Parkinson's in mice

Thursday June 26, 2008

Researchers who used cloned embryonic stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in mice said on Sunday they worked better than other cells.

The researchers were trying to prove that it is possible to make embryonic stem cells using cloning technology and use them to provide a tailor-made treatment.

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Fight is personal in face-off over right-to-die law

Thursday June 26, 2008

A looming battle in Washington state over efforts to create a right-to-die law for the terminally ill is a personal one for two men leading it, both of whom are ill.

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Shared history of Parkinson's patients has researchers looking for answers

Thursday June 26, 2008

Clusters of Parkinson's disease patients with similar past jobs and addresses have drawn the attention of researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University probing the mysteries of the degenerative disorder.

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The magic of music: Support group, MSU students, professor help people with Parkinson's stay active

Thursday June 26, 2008

Marjory O'Connor was losing her voice to Parkinson's disease.

So O'Connor, 70, of East Lansing, began to sing.

Working with a music therapist, she does breathing exercises, vocal scales and songs in different languages.

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Drug Hopes To Halt Parkinson's, Improve Symptoms

Thursday June 26, 2008

Parkinson's Disease starts when dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain die. Now, an experimental treatment goes right to the root of the problem to try and save those cells.

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From Respected Cardiologist to Parkinson's Patient

Thursday June 26, 2008

Thomas Graboys seemed to have it all. He was a talented and well-respected cardiologist, on staff at Harvard Medical School and running a thriving private practice.

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Scientists Say Cure for Parkinson's Disease Right under Their Noses

Thursday June 19, 2008

New research on stem-cell therapy shows scientists have found that the cure for Parkinson's disease may lie right under one's nose - or rather, in it.

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More patients seek experimental stem cell therapy

Thursday June 19, 2008

Drew Schemera's blog, "The Journey," begins, appropriately enough, with a post detailing preflight jitters.

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