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Sergey Brin starts blog, tells of Parkinson's risk

Thursday September 25, 2008

Google co-founder Sergey Brin launched his personal blog on Thursday with some sobering news: he carries a particular genetic mutation that means he's much more likely than average to get Parkinson's disease.

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Dance Therapy Helpful For Parkinson's Patients

Thursday September 25, 2008

For people struggling with Parkinson's disease, there may be something that offers them a better quality of life: dancing.

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AMT licenses Amgen's GDNF gene for development of Parkinson's drug

Thursday September 25, 2008

Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics has obtained a license from Amgen to use their GDNF gene for the development of a gene therapy treatment for Parkinson's disease.

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Delays in brain illness care criticised

Thursday September 25, 2008

PATIENTS WITH illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and stroke will not be able to access a range of new treatments in a timely fashion, a leading neurologist has warned.

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Different stories emerge from Parkinson's sufferer's confrontation with police

Thursday September 25, 2008

Bob Kendall has launched an e-mail campaign publicizing what he calls mistreatment by City Police officers.

Kendall, 48, 822 Ellis Ave., was diagnosed 15 years ago with Parkinson's disease. He has been confronted on several occasions by City Police officers who mistook his disease-induced unsteadiness for intoxication.

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Mylan gets FDA Approval for Generic Version of Parkinson's Treatment Parcopa ODT

Thursday September 25, 2008

Mylan Inc. (MYL: News ) announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Carbidopa and Levodopa Orally Disintegrating Tablets, 10 mg/100 mg, 25 mg/100 mg and 25 mg/250 mg.

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Pain is common in Parkinson's disease

Thursday September 25, 2008

Dystonia, a hallmark feature of Parkinson's disease, refers to the cluster of movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions occur and cause tremor, twisting or abnormal postures.

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Deep Pockets Being Opened for Parkinson's Research

Thursday September 25, 2008

Parkinson’s disease (PD) has affected the global awareness by striking people within the public eye that we look up to and can empathize with.

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Parkinson's victim helps others deal with disease

Thursday September 25, 2008

One day in November 1998, Barbara Voelkel noticed the little finger of her right hand was twitching. It wouldn't stop so Voelkel went to a doctor. That visit kicked off a round of more doctor visits and tests. The final diagnosis: Parkinson Disease.

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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Aging may Be Linked to Glitch in Iron Function

Thursday September 25, 2008

Irregularities in the movement of iron in cells may underlie a disease known as Type IV mucolipidosis (ML4), University of Michigan researchers report. The symptoms of this condition may include mental retardation, poor vision and diminished motor abilities.

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