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Scientists Create Liver Cells From Patients' Skin

Thursday August 26, 2010

Scientists have created liver cells in a lab for the first time using reprogrammed cells from human skin, paving the way for the potential development of new treatments for liver diseases that kill thousands each year.

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Society looks to stretch the smile muscles in the south

Thursday August 26, 2010

The curriculum of Karen Gilmour’s exercise class seems a bit unusual at first glance.

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New Way to Grow Stem Cells

Thursday August 26, 2010

We've all heard about the potential medical benefits of stem cells. Now, researchers have created a synthetic surface that allows stem cells to stay alive and continue reproducing for at least three months.

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Breakthrough In Cure For Parkinson's Disease

Thursday August 26, 2010

Thomas Mislan's Parkinson's disease makes it hard to do simple tasks. He first noticed the weakness 12 years ago.

"I couldn't do things like bang a nail...didn't have the strength to do it," he said.

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Dr James Le Fanu: persistence, chewing gum and a conundrum

Thursday August 26, 2010

There are apparently 100,000 different brands of medical equipment reflecting just how much modern medicine has come to rely on sophisticated technical gizmos for everything from monitoring the blood pressure to maintaining the body’s vital functions.

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Lake Stevens family returns favor for friend with Parkinson's disease

Thursday August 26, 2010

Brian Camp, who has debilitating Parkinson's disease, now finds himself on receiving end of good works.

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Michael J. Fox To Guest Star on "Good Wife"

Thursday August 26, 2010

It's great to see Michael J. Fox back on TV. The former Spin City and Family Ties star has signed on to guest star on CBS' legal drama The Good Wife next season.

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Sleep disorder linked to Parkinson’s and dementia

Friday August 20, 2010

People who suffer from a bizarre sleep disorder, in which they act out violent dreams with nocturnal kicks and punches, appear to be at increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease or dementia later in life.

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Stem Cells Successfully Used to Treat Parkinson's in Rats

Friday August 20, 2010

Human induced pluripotent stem cells "hot" topic among researchers focused on regenerative medicine.

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Link Between Brain Activity and Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms: New Strategy for Treating Movement Disorders Identified

Friday August 20, 2010

The research team was led by GIND investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, who collaborated with Stanford's Karl Deisseroth, MD PhD, creator of a light activation technology that enabled scientists to activate specific circuits in the motor regions of brain.

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