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Small Molecules Found to Protect Cells in Multiple Models of Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday December 30, 2009

Several structurally similar small molecules appear capable of protecting cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity in multiple models of Parkinson's disease, according to Whitehead Institute researchers. Misfolded copies of the alpha-synuclein protein in brain cells are a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.

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Brain tissues help scientists understand Parkinson's

Wednesday December 30, 2009

Scientists can understand the progression of the condition of the Parkinson's disease from an earlier stage, Britain's Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) said after studying the brain tissue along with the lifestyle histories of youngsters with Parkinson's, according to news reports on Wednesday.

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City people to donate their brains

Wednesday December 30, 2009

Dozens of Portsmouth residents have signed up to donate their brain for research when they die.

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Alzheimer's Patients Get Less Cancer

Wednesday December 30, 2009

Having Alzheimer’s disease just may convey some protection against cancer, and vice versa, early research suggests.

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Tardive Dyskinesia Similar to Parkinson's—But There Are Differences

Wednesday December 30, 2009

One of the factors that prevents patients from recognizing Reglan side effects is their similarity to other neurological health problems. In fact, Reglan side effects, especially tardive dyskinesia, are often mistaken for symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The two conditions are similar, but there are important differences.

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David McGrath: How my grandmother revealed true meaning of Christmas

Wednesday December 30, 2009

I was 19, had my first serious girlfriend, the keys to my father's car in my pocket, and Christmas cash in my wallet.

I felt like Superman.

My plan on Christmas Eve was an early exit from my mother's annual Christmas Eve celebration.

I planned to show my face but then melt outside during the buffet, and then pick up Marianne.

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Parkinson’s Disease: One door closes, another opens

Wednesday December 30, 2009

So soon it seems that my disease has gone from being a nuisance to becoming life-style transforming.

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Santa’s here, and he’s wearing a tool belt

Wednesday December 30, 2009

The Julien family of Danvers, hit hard by serious illness and the recession, is having an easier time this holiday season, thanks to help from three North Shore businesses. Former Salem resident Raymond Julien has multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, and has been unable to work for nearly four years.

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Synergistic Interaction Enhances Pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease

Thursday December 24, 2009

Scientists have identified a synergistic interaction that disrupts normal intracellular transport mechanisms and leads to the accumulation of neuron-damaging clumps of protein associated with Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by a specific loss of neurons in the midbrain and brainstem.

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Season for Caring: Man with Parkinson's disease needs more nursing assistance

Tuesday December 22, 2009

Recently, when Martin Morales was shifting himself from his scooter to his bed, he fell to the floor. Morales, 78, who lives alone and is unable to walk or talk because of Parkinson's disease, was at his apartment by himself.

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