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Island group brings national ‘Dance for PD’ to Vashon

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Islanders with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders will have the opportunity to dance this week when teachers from the Seattle-based Dance for PD program offer a class on Vashon.

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Parkinson’s and good eating

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Parkinson’s disease is becoming more common, particularly as the Australian population ages. Figures from 2011 suggest it affects about 64,000 people, with about 6600 living in aged care facilities.

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Kiszla: NFL great Forrest Gregg in new battle vs. Parkinson's

Wednesday May 30, 2012

When football legend Forrest Gregg opened the envelope, the last thing he expected was a love letter from Chicago. Aren't the Bears supposed to hate the Packers?

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Music changed life for amputee

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Kevin Higgins lost part of a leg in a motorcycle accident 15 years ago. But it was music that changed the course of his life.

Now he's won the prestigious Jefferson Award for using music to help others.

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Dundee University scientists make Parkinson's disease breakthrough

Wednesday May 30, 2012

The findings have been unveiled following a decade of dedicated research at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the university.

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New pump may revolutionize Parkinson's disease treatment

Wednesday May 23, 2012

For the past 12 years, 69-year-old Bob Van Housen has been living with Parkinson’s disease. At first, in order to control his symptoms, Van Housen took a medication called levodopa.

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Clinical trial participation might help discover a cure for Parkinson’s

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Clinical trials are central to Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment breakthroughs and, ultimately, a cure. Unfortunately, 30 percent of clinical trials fail to recruit a single volunteer. Recruitment difficulties plague the vast majority of trials, resulting in greater expenses and delayed action, but by participating in a clinical study, you can be part of the solution.

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Songbird's 'learning hub' may offer cure for Parkinson's

Wednesday May 23, 2012

A peek into the 'learning hub' of a songbird's brain, may help scientists figure out new ways to treat neurological disorders that impair movement like Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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Michael J. Fox Looks Past Stem Cells in Search For Parkinson’s Cure

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Michael J. Fox, whose turn from Parkinson’s disease patient to scientific crusader made him one of the country’s most visible advocates for stem cell research, now believes the controversial therapy may not ultimately yield a cure for his disease, he told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.

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Portland Parkinson's choir gives joy and perhaps symptom relief, to patients

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Eight voices rise softly to sing. "As we travel down this weary road, we need strength to carry on our load."

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Recent News

May 20 - Book Review: Aging in the Key of Humor
May 19 - Press Release: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Joins Multinational Critical Path for Parkinson's Consortium
May 19 - Congress reaches deal to overhaul chemical regulation
May 16 - Lifestyle: Why Parkinson's disease won't stop me rowing across the Pacific
May 16 - Many biomarkers for PD fail to inform on progression
May 10 - Parkinson's Cell Transplant Shows Good Reinnervation at 24 Years
May 7 - Growing art installation gathers stories of living with Parkinson's
May 5 - New technique can provide better cell transplants against Parkinson's disease
May 2 - What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain
Apr 29 - Press Release: FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease
Apr 28 - Dopamine-making neurons can be chemically controlled in animal model of Parkinson's
Apr 25 - Lifestyle: Dating with Disease
Apr 25 - Scientific breakthrough in fight against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Apr 20 - Breakthrough Parkinson's disease blood test
Apr 15 - Living with Parkinson's
Apr 12 - Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease
Apr 11 - Yoga for Every Body: Experts say yoga can ease pain and improve mobility for people with neurologic conditions
Apr 9 - Commonly prescribed Parkinson's drugs up risk of compulsive gambling, shopping, binge eating, hypersexuality
Apr 7 - Pfizer and IBM Launch Innovative Research Project to Transform Parkinson's Disease Care
Apr 7 - Parkinson's Drug Highly Effective for Resistant Depression