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Medical Tourism's Most Distant Outposts

Thursday May 28, 2009

Desperate patients are traveling far and wide for access to stem-cell cures unavailable in the States.

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Former Parkinson's changes game plan for ex-Trail Blazer Brian Grant

Thursday May 28, 2009

Like a lot of folks who just lost a job, Brian Grant was feeling down.

After 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association, three with the Trail Blazers, the well-liked forward and center retired in 2006. He hoped to relax in Miami with his wife and four kids, resting from a bruising career battling bigger centers. Instead, depression settled on Grant, a gloom enhanced by an unsettling and uncontrollable shaking in his left hand.

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It shouldn't take a celebrity to make us stop and think

Thursday May 28, 2009

Donald Biehn loved his wife and raised three children. He was a farmer in Hood River who rode horses and worked acres of orchards filled with pears, peaches and cherries.

He died 11 years ago.

Parkinson's disease, doctors said.

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SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Thursday May 28, 2009

It won't be a miracle if Tim Simpson manages to win the 70th Senior PGA Championship today at Canterbury Golf Club. The real miracle is that he's playing golf at all.

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Man-made polymer promises Parkinson's palliative Artificial polymer can inhibit abnormal protein behaviour that leads to Parkinson's

Thursday May 28, 2009

Researchers at ANSTO have discovered that a protein, Alpha-Synuclein, which plays a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease when it behaves abnormally, can be controlled with a man-made polymer, dendrimer, also known as a ‘dense star’ polymer.

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The lesser known toll Parkinson's takes

Thursday May 28, 2009

More than ten million viewers recently watched Michael J Fox return to television with his program “Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.” If you watched the show, the toll that Parkinson’s disease has taken on the actor was clear. The tremors, stiffness, and effects on mobility are well-known, but Parkinson’s has another side that’s less recognized, and often catches caregivers off guard.

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Fluorescent GM monkeys 'could help find Parkinson's cure'

Thursday May 28, 2009

Scientists have genetically modified marmoset monkeys with a fluorescent protein that under ultra violet light makes them glow a vivid green.

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Parkinson’s Atlantic Rowing Challenge requires support

Thursday May 28, 2009

Two brothers are preparing for a charity rowing event in which they are determined to cross the Atlantic Ocean unsupported in record breaking time, all to raise awareness and money for the Parkinson’s Disease Society.

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REM Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinson’s

Thursday May 21, 2009

New research suggests that people who have a REM sleep behavior disorder may be at greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease or dementia in later life. People with REM sleep disorder have excessive body activity such as punching, kicking, or crying out, essentially acting out their dreams.

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Tennis balls for tremor treatment

Thursday May 21, 2009

Hundreds of patients in the East Midlands are using a supply of free tennis balls to help control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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May 30 - Smell tests, biomarkers and colon biopsies: New approaches to early identification of Parkinson’s disease
May 29 - Woman battling Parkinson's disease to try out for 'American Ninja Warrior'
May 20 - Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor
May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
May 19 - Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation
May 16 - Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific
May 16 - Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression
May 10 - Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years
May 9 - Parkinson's causes his body to freeze up. Only one thing gets him moving again.
May 7 - Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's
May 5 - New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 2 - What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
Apr 29 - Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease
Apr 28 - Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's
Apr 25 - Lifestyle: Dating with Disease
Apr 25 - Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Apr 20 - Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test
Apr 15 - Living with Parkinson's
Apr 12 - Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Apr 11 - Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions