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Parkinson's Genetic Mechanism Identified

Thursday July 31, 2008

An international team of scientists have found that genetic mechanisms in blood cells play a crucial role in controlling a gene and protein that causes Parkinson's disease

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Bellingham-area woman pedals bike to help man get trike

Thursday July 31, 2008

Marilyn Williams will ride her bicycle 154 miles around Mount Rainier this week, climbing 10,000 feet along the way, to give Rick Hermann the three-wheeler he needs to once again ride out into the world.

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A long road

Thursday July 31, 2008

Bryn Williams was apprehensive when he first told his work colleagues he had Parkinson's disease last month. But their positive reaction has filled him with optimism for the future.

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Fretting remains; the pace is slower

Thursday July 31, 2008

The written words don't come as easily. Sometimes I stare at the computer screen for an eternity, waiting for an idea, any idea, but the struggle is obvious. It was never like that. And meeting deadlines was never a concern; I've always managed to work two or three days ahead of them.

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Paul Sturrock suffering from Parkinson's Disease

Thursday July 31, 2008

Paul Sturrock, the Plymouth Argyll manager, has revealed that he is suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

The 51-year-old Scot, in his second spell at Home Park, has been living with a mild version of the progressive neurological condition for the past eight years.

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Ottawa neurologist helps find new Parkinson's link

Thursday July 31, 2008

An Ottawa neurologist is part of an international research team that has uncovered a link between the genetics of blood cells and the brain cells that cause Parkinson's disease, opening the door to research that could lead to new treatments for the disorder.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds $1.1 Million for Cutting-Edge Approaches to Parkinson's Disease Under Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008

Thursday July 31, 2008

Gene silencing techniques and induced pluripotent stem cell technology are among the cutting-edge approaches to Parkinson's drug development funded through The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Rapid Response Innovation Awards 2008. As part of its mission to drive transformative treatments and a cure for PD, the Foundation has awarded $1.1 million for 15 high-risk, high-reward Parkinson's disease research projects under the initiative in the first half of the year. Applications are still being accepted, and a total of $2 million in Rapid Response awards is expected by year's end.

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Learning to live with Parkinson's

Thursday July 31, 2008

PARKINSON’S has been a highly publicised disease but its symptoms are often ill understood.

The Parkinson’s Disease Society estimates that there are 385 people with Parkinson’s in the Swindon area.

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Health Watch: Dramatic gains for patients with Parkinson's

Thursday July 31, 2008

Parkinson's disease is widespread in the United States. This chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder affects 1.5 million people, with associated annual costs of about $34 billion in direct health care for patients, disability compensation, and lost productivity. The average age of onset is at 60 years and the risk for developing Parkinson's increases with age.

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Parkinson sufferer Bryn helps others with Wobbly Williams website

Thursday July 31, 2008

A BEARSDEN man who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just last year has taken his battle with the illness head-on by launching a website and raising money for charity.

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