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Court: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Can Be Funded

Wednesday August 29, 2012

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to order the Obama administration to stop funding embryonic stem cell research, despite complaints the work relies on destroyed human embryos.

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Israeli Study Finds Smoking Might Help Prevent Parkinsons Disease

Wednesday August 29, 2012

Israeli researchers are one step closer to discovering a treatment for Parkinson’s disease, after finding a genetic mechanism connected to cigarette smoking that keeps the degenerative disease from progressing.

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Vancouver Island Man Refuses to Let Parkinson's Slow Him Down

Wednesday August 29, 2012

A Nanaimo man is refusing to let Parkinson's slow him down, literally.

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Parkinson’s help available

Wednesday August 29, 2012

I read the article about the Alzheimer’s program in Portland. Parkinson’s disease also carries the risk of dementia. The Parkinson’s Resource Center in Spokane offers programs that benefit these people as well as those without this complication. Among these is an educational presentation with a socialization time each month at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and a singing group, the Tremble Clefs, weekly at Rockwood Manor.

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An Interview with Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete

Thursday August 23, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Peete, better known as Rodney Peete, NFL Football quarterback, and Holly Robinson Peete, actress, created the HollyRod Foundation to give a voice and a hand to those striving for quality of life when theirs has been diminished due to disease or disorders. Through watching Holly’s father, Matthew T. Robinson, writer, producer and actor, struggle with Parkinson’s disease, the Peetes were moved to form the foundation. After Holly and Rodney’s eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism, the foundation’s mission expanded to create the HollyRod4kids initiative.

Holly and Rodney sat down recently with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg for a wide-ranging interview about caring for one another and their loved ones, as well as those in need and their family caregivers.

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Discovering New Causes of Parkinson’s

Tuesday August 21, 2012

A new study suggests that exposure to the common industrial solvent TCE or trichloroethylene may lead to Parkinson’s disease. Host Steve Curwood speaks with Dr. Samuel Goldman of The Parkinson’s Institute in California about the disease and how his team identified potential environmental causes.

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Mentor Fulbright Scholar to study way to treat Parkinson's disease

Tuesday August 21, 2012

One day Patrick Chirdon's name may be linked with a cure for Parkinson's disease, which today affects about 3 percent of the older population.

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Search For Parkinson's Genes Turns To Online Social Networking

Monday August 20, 2012

There's a growing interest in what our genes say about our health. And in recent years, quite a few companies have sprung up to help us listen with the help of personalized DNA tests.

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Former Rockies' catcher Ben Petrick refuses to let Parkinson's disease defeat him

Monday August 20, 2012

Come Aug. 29, former Rockies catcher Ben Petrick will stand in front of a crowd of 250 people, bare his soul and share his message of hope.

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Sleep improves working memory in people with Parkinson's disease

Monday August 20, 2012

People with Parkinson's disease performed markedly better on a test of working memory after a night's sleep, and sleep disorders can interfere with that benefit, researchers have shown.

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