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Leading journal names the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2008

Thursday December 25, 2008

A feat of biological alchemy that offers scientists the hope of growing replacement organs from patients' own skin cells has been named the scientific breakthrough of the year.

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Living with Parkinson's

Thursday December 25, 2008

PARKINSON’S sufferer Karen Rose is not only battling the degenerative disease, she is also fighting for better care.

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Letter: A little patience, understanding for the holidays

Thursday December 25, 2008

"We don't care about the young folks talkin' 'bout the young style. And we don't care about the old folks talkin' 'bout the old style, too. And we don't care about our own folks talkin' 'bout our own stuff. All we care about is talking – talking only me and you."
"Young Folk" by Peter, Bjorn & John

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Driven by helping others

Thursday December 25, 2008

At 87, Dr. Richard Parkinson would rather devote his days to providing free medical care to those who can't afford it than retire

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Immune cells contribute to the development of Parkinson's disease

Thursday December 25, 2008

Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that impairs movement, balance, speech, and other functions. It is characterized by the loss of nerves in the brain that produce a substance known as dopamine.

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Helping Parkinson's Patients Find Their Voice

Thursday December 25, 2008

People who suffer with Parkinson’s disease face many obstacles, including speech problems.

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Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Thursday December 25, 2008

People with a disorder that causes them to kick or cry out during deep sleep are more likely to develop dementia or Parkinson's disease, a new Canadian study.

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Parkinson’s patient completes bike marathon

Thursday December 18, 2008

With the support of her family and friends, she accepted the cold, hard truth and became determined to continue doing everything she loved despite her diagnosis. She immediately cut back on stress, changed her eating patterns, began exercising and started taking the medications to combat Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson's Disease Can Affect More Than Just Your Body

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is recognized for its profound effects on movement, up to 40 percent of Parkinson’s disease patients also develop changes in thought, behavior and judgment.

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Michael J Fox interview: Strong foundations

Wednesday December 17, 2008

AFTER going public, a decade ago, about living with Parkinson's, actor Michael J Fox has used his star power to raise huge sums to combat the degenerative condition – and transform the whole research culture.

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