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Therapy For Parkinson's, Other Diseases, Advanced By ORNL

Friday July 31, 2009

By miniaturizing a device that monitors the delivery of healthy cells, researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a powerful instrument for physicians to use in treating patients with Parkinson's syndrome, brain tumors and other diseases.

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Scientists remove cancer genes from stem cells

Thursday July 30, 2009

Scientists have taken another important step toward using ordinary skin cells that are made to behave like embryonic stem cells to find treatments for conditions like Parkinson's disease.

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Pesticide levels in blood linked to Parkinson's disease

Thursday July 30, 2009

People with Parkinson's disease have significantly higher blood levels of a particular pesticide than healthy people or those with Alzheimer's disease, researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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Researchers find possible links between Agent Orange and risks of heart disease, Parkinson's

Thursday July 30, 2009

Medical researchers say there may be a link between exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War and an increased chance of developing serious heart problems and Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson’s doesn’t stop determined bowler

Thursday July 30, 2009

It started with a slight tremor in his hand. It ended with overwhelming news: Mike Pohl had Parkinson’s disease.

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When medications cause Parkinson's symptoms

Thursday July 30, 2009

You may have heard of Parkinson's disease (PD), a movement disorder. Someone with it may have characteristic signs, such as a pill-rolling tremor in the fingers or a hunched forward posture. You may recognize someone with this disease from the faltering, tiny steps they take when they walk or by their rigidly emotionless face.

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How the pathology of Parkinson's disease spreads

Thursday July 30, 2009

Accumulation of the synaptic protein alpha-synuclein, resulting in the formation of aggregates called Lewy bodies in the brain, is a hallmark of Parkinson's and other related neurodegenerative diseases.

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My Father Has Parkinson's Disease

Thursday July 30, 2009

Q: My father has Parkinson's disease. It is becoming more difficult for him to care for himself, yet he is trying to stay as independent as possible. What should I be doing for him?

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Surgery helps mayor reclaim life after Parkinson's

Thursday July 30, 2009

Mayor David Jones has one speed -- fast.

That's part of the reason he loves flying so much, and how he managed to retire at 50 from his job as a successful executive.

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Passing out after a run, like the French president, isn't uncommon

Thursday July 30, 2009

Runners, in particular women who run in Florida's summer heat, can probably relate to what happened to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday. Simply put, he fainted, most likely from being hot and dehydrated while jogging in the French countryside.

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