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VA Expands Benefits for Vets with TBI and Parkinson's

Tuesday December 17, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) just finalized a new regulation that will make it easier for some veterans with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who also have parkinsonism, including Parkinson's disease, to receive additional disability pay. This will enable the VA to decide these claims more expeditiously and efficiently.

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OHSU Breakthrough makes Time's Top 10 List

Friday December 06, 2013

Oregon Health & Science University made the Time Magazine Top 10 list of medical breakthroughs of 2013, with a discovery that could accelerate treatments for Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease and spinal injuries.

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Gene-Silencing Study Finds New Targets for Parkinson's

Thursday November 28, 2013

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson’s disease. The findings also may be relevant to several diseases caused by damage to mitochondria, the biological power plants found in cells throughout the body.

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Genetic mutation increases risk of Parkinson's disease from pesticides

Wednesday November 27, 2013

A team of researchers has brought new clarity to the picture of how gene-environmental interactions can kill nerve cells that make dopamine.

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Scottish Brains Sent to Australia for Study into Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday November 27, 2013

THE University of Edinburgh has donated Scots’ brain samples to be shared and studied in Melbourne for vital research into Parkinson’s disease.

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Yeast, Human Stem Cells Drive Discovery of New Parkinson's Drug Targets

Wednesday November 27, 2013

Using a discovery platform whose components range from yeast cells to human stem cells, Whitehead Institute scientists have identified a novel Parkinson’s disease drug target and a compound capable of repairing neurons derived from Parkinson’s patients.

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Nonmotor Symptoms May Underlie Parkinson's Sleep Complaints

Monday November 25, 2013

In people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), symptoms and comorbidities associated with insomnia differ from those associated with daytime sleepiness, US researchers report.

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Researchers identify chemical signature for 'fast' form of Parkinson's

Monday November 25, 2013

Scientists at UCLA and Emory University have identified a biochemical signature in the blood of patients with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson's disease.

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Stop selling those DNA tests, FDA tells 23andMe

Monday November 25, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered DNA testing company 23andMe to stop marketing its over-the-counter genetic test, saying it’s being sold illegally to diagnose diseases, and with no proof it actually works.

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New Parkinson's Disease Genes Discovered

Wednesday November 20, 2013

The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center announced today that they, in partnership with Population Diagnostics, Inc., have discovered a number of new genes relevant to the cause of Parkinson's disease.

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