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Few Parkinson's patients enroll in trials; Michael J. Fox aims to change that

Monday January 30, 2012

When Linda Morgan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in October 2005, her doctor told her that her symptoms weren’t bad and instructed her to come back in a year.

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Scientists identify protein that contributes to symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, an independent and nonprofit biomedical-research organization, have identified a protein that exacerbates symptoms of Parkinson's disease—a discovery that could one day lead to new treatments for people who suffer from this devastating neurodegenerative illness.

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Mesa Musings: Ali inspires my fight with Parkinson's

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Several nights ago I dreamed I met heavyweight boxing champ and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali.

He turned 70 last week.

Though I've been a fan for decades, I confess I've never dreamed of him before.

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Mediterranean diet 'halves risk of Parkinson's disease'

Monday January 23, 2012

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish can almost halve the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to new research.

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Parkinson's Alley

Monday January 23, 2012

Recent studies have found statistical links between pesticide use and an outbreak of Parkinson's disease in California farm towns. Researchers even know which chemicals are the likely culprits. What's the government doing about it?

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Psychiatric Treatment Crucial for Many Parkinson’s Patients

Monday January 23, 2012

A decade or so ago, psychiatrists would have been hard pressed to provide evidence-based psychiatric treatments to Parkinson’s patients. Thanks to research advances, that situation has improved considerably.

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Amarantus BioSciences Licenses Parkinson's Disease Diagnostic Biomarker Test from Power3 Medical Products

Monday January 23, 2012

UNNYVALE, Calif. & THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. AMBS , a biotechnology company developing MANF, a first-in-class disease--modifying therapeutic protein being developed for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease, today announced an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Power3 Medical Products, Inc. for the NuroPro(R) Blood Test as it relates to Parkinson's disease diagnosis. Concurrent with the license, Amarantus has raised $100,000 from a private, foreign investor introduced to the Company by www.tomorrowsbluechips.com .

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MSU researchers identify path to treat Parkinson’s disease at its inception

Tuesday January 17, 2012

Imagine if doctors could spot Parkinson’s disease at its inception and treat the protein that triggers it before the disease can sicken the patient.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Lessens Parkinson’s Symptoms

Tuesday January 17, 2012

Emerging research indicates that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can improve motor symptoms and enhance quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

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Strength from Weakness

Tuesday January 17, 2012

In the living room of a lovely home at the end of an oak tree-lined lane in Hillsboro, Ore., Ben Petrick inserts a disc into the DVD player. His wife, Kellie, has taken their 4-year-old daughter, Makena, upstairs for a nap, giving Petrick the opportunity to flop into his easy chair and fast-forward to the moment he wants you to see.

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