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Dance class helps Parkinson's patients use movement as a strategy

Thursday July 29, 2010

At this dance class in Kirkland, the students walk in slowly, some rigidly or with a bit of a tremor. They take their places, not at a ballet barre or on the dance floor, but sitting in chairs.

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Neurological Diseases May Be Preceded by Sleep Disorder

Thursday July 29, 2010

Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, and dementia may have preclinical symptoms, such as idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), lasting for decades in some cases according to new research published online July 28 in the journal Neurology.

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Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday July 29, 2010

Parkinson’s disease is a condition caused by a loss of cells in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. These brain cells produce dopamine, a chemical involved in the relay of messages between the brain and body, allowing for smooth, coordinated movement.

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Gene that causes Parkinson's disease identified

Thursday July 29, 2010

Researchers have found a molecule that causes the nerve cell death in the brain that sparks the condition – and hope they can soon stop it in its tracks.

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Financial remedies vary for those with chronic illnesses

Thursday July 29, 2010

Dealing with the medical difficulties of a chronic illness is challenging enough.

You also have to worry about the effect of illness on your finances.

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Skin - the key to medical cures?

Thursday July 29, 2010

It already can be harvested to provide extra skin for burns victims and to grow cells that form cartilage and muscle.

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Specific protein may help neurons fix themselves in Parkinson’s patients

Thursday July 22, 2010

A Michigan State University researcher is working to uncover how a protein known as parkin may help nerve cells fight off damage from Parkinson's disease, a strategy that could lead to new therapies for the degenerative ailment.

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Every action has a beginning and an end (and it's all in you brain)

Thursday July 22, 2010

Rui Costa, Principal Investigator of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (Portugal), and Xin Jin, of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health (USA), describe in the latest issue of the journal Nature, that the activity of certain neurons in the brain can signal the initiation and termination of behavioural sequences we learn anew.

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Dental Diseases and Oral Health in Parkinson’s Patients

Thursday July 22, 2010

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, many other symptoms and problems start developing, some due to the disease process itself and others due to the effects of natural aging. Of these, dental diseases and the problems associated with them need to be tackled as soon as possible so as to make the patient’s life more comfortable.

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Apps To Help Parkinson’s Disease?

Thursday July 22, 2010

A good App should make your life easier, educate, entertain, inform, or enlighten. For someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who is seeking relief from a wide range of symptoms (voice, balance, tremor, gait, and memory to name a few) there just may be an App for your iphone or smart phone–and it may even be FREE!

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