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How sensor maker ​Qualtré could help both Parkinson's patients and farmers

Tuesday December 23, 2014

Qualtré, which has raised $45 million in total funding, said it would use the new funding to expand its sales and marketing team, scale operations, and extend product development as the company supports new customers and additional applications.

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Tackling Parkinson’s with targeted therapeutic vaccines

Tuesday December 23, 2014

Clinical trials are about to begin on a new Parkinson’s disease vaccine that could offer patients significant improvements over current treatments. The vaccine, developed through the FP7-funded SYMPATH project, may actually be able to modify disease progression, rather than simply providing symptomatic improvement.

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Device holds out new hope for people with Parkinson’s and other disorders

Monday December 22, 2014

This Christmas, Marianne Trudgeon was able to sew clothes for the first time in 25 years.

Stricken by a tremor disease that causes her limbs to shake, she has been unable to do basic tasks such as sewing for her granddaughter’s doll collection.

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Methamphetamine Use Triples Parkinson's Risk

Monday December 22, 2014

Individuals who use methamphetamine or its metabolite amphetamine face a threefold increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) compared with nonusers, and the risk may be particularly high in women, new research shows.

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Parkinson’s Disease Reverted In Rats

Friday December 19, 2014

Scientists have demonstrated that mobility can be restored in patients with Parkinson's disease, the major degenerative disease of the motor system worldwide.

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Smart shoes with lasers make strides in mobility

Wednesday December 17, 2014

The right shoes can do more than complement your outfit. A new mobility aid named Path helps people who have trouble walking – simply by being fitted to their shoes.

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Biotech Entrepreneur Tony Coles Takes Aim At Parkinson's And Alzheimer's

Monday December 15, 2014

Tony Coles, the chief executive who sold Onyx Pharmaceuticals to Amgen for $10.4 billion in 2013, is starting a new company that will use yeast to try and discover new treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.)

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An important study for Parkinson's disease - IRCM researchers uncover a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain

Thursday December 11, 2014

Researchers in Montréal led by Jacques Drouin, D.Sc., uncovered a mechanism regulating dopamine levels in the brain by working on a mouse model of late onset Parkinson's disease. The study, conducted in collaboration with Dr. Rory A. Fisher from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, is published online today by the scientific journal PLoS Genetics.

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Study establishes connection between gut microbiota and Parkinson's disease

Thursday December 11, 2014

Parkinson's disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital. Researchers are now trying to determine what the connection between intestinal microbes and Parkinson's disease is.

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Wroot’s award winning triathlete defies Parkinson’s disease to get faster and targets Team GB glory in 2015

Tuesday December 09, 2014

Five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a local triathlete is defying the condition by getting faster.

Ruth Wilson, 45, took up the multi-discipline sport to help her cope with the symptoms of the disease, despite not being able to swim or having any experience on a bike.

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