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Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?

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Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the bod…
August 23, 2013

Is Parkinson’s Hereditary?

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Scientists have discovered abnormal genes associated with Parkinson’s and have identified up to 18 gene loci (potential DNA sites) that may be involved.
March 08, 2012

Parkinson Gene: Nerve Growth Factor Halts Mitochondrial Degeneration

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Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease involve the death of thousands of neurons in the brain. Nerve growth factors produced by the body, such as GDNF, promote the survival of the neurons…
January 31, 2014

Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

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Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?
July 25, 2013

Russian Doctors Develop New Tests for Parkinson's

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Parkinson's disease afflicts people older than 60 to 70 years, although in recent years its symptoms have been reported by people as young as 30. In Russia, about 2 percent of the population in the 60…
January 27, 2014

High-intensity Strength Training Shows Benefit for Parkinson's Patients

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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say that high-intensity strength training produced significant improvements in quality of life, mood and motor function in older patients with Pa…
January 27, 2014

New Laser Device Helps Parkinson's Patients Walk

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Parkinson’s disease slowly destroys the brain’s ability to control the muscles, depriving the patients of their mobility. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, Florida, have developed a las…
February 03, 2014

Co-localisation sheds light on mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease

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Neuron death is an obvious aspect of neurodegenerative disease but a complex puzzle of biological pathways and interactions needs to be teased apart to understand the underlying mechanisms. Philip …
February 10, 2014

New Potential Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s

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Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) say that astrocytes may offer a new approach to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Their study (“Delayed transplantation of precurso…
January 29, 2014

Spinal Cord Stimulation Protects Against Parkinson's Symptoms

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In a study conducted on rodents, researchers at Duke Medicine discovered that spinal cord stimulation helps in temporarily easing the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological disord…
January 30, 2014

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