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Gene Therapy Takes a Turn for the Better

Thursday April 29, 2010

Jean Erickson, a former preschool director, suffers from Parkinson's disease. Her mobility was improved when doctors drilled a hole into her skull and injected a cold virus modified to help transport a gene into her brain.

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Singapore Scientists Use Zebrafish To Study Parkinson's Disease

Thursday April 29, 2010

Singapore scientists have recently developed a zebrafish model for Parkinson's disease that could be used for understanding the mechanism underlying its development.

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Beauty treatment gives relief to Parkinson’s patients

Thursday April 29, 2010

One of the world’s most fashionable beauty treatments is gaining popularity for something other than the war on wrinkles.

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Parkinson's Disease May Improve With Vitamin B6

Thursday April 29, 2010

The British Journal of Nutrition has reported on a study that was done in Japan. This study has suggested that Vitamin B6 may well turn out to be very important in the future treatment of Parkinson's disease. A deficiency of Vitamin B6 may dramatically increase the chances of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as fifty percent.

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Short-term goals help deal with Parkinson's

Thursday April 29, 2010

Former commercial pilot Karl Kirner had logged 20,000 hours in the air before he was grounded by Parkinson's disease a little more than two years ago.

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Decaf coffee, nicotine-free tobacco may offer Parkinson's protection

Thursday April 29, 2010

In a new study, researchers found that coffee and cigarettes could protect the brain of flies with a form of Parkinson's disease, but the benefit was not because of caffeine and nicotine.

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Cellphone Cancer Link Question to Receive Definitive Answer...In 2040

Thursday April 29, 2010

Age old question: Do these amazing, sometimes magical devices we push our ears countless times per day cause cancer? Great news! I can totally answer that question for you. Just check back with me in 2040.

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Telemedicine extends services to remote areas

Thursday April 29, 2010

Working at the health center on Cisco Systems' sprawling San Jose campus, Dr. Seema Sangwan examines dozens of Cisco employees a week — sometimes as they sit in a room nearly 3,000 miles away.

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ATTENTION: Only 1 month left to join the Parkinson’s Quilt Project (PQP)!

Thursday April 29, 2010

With the project coming to an end, we wanted to send a final email to remind you about the PQP, which concludes June 1st, 2010. As previously mentioned, the PQP is the first ever global Quilt project dedicated to creating awareness of Parkinson’s disease. So far we have nearly 600 people registered to make panels from 13 countries around the world and are looking for more!

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Sleeping (or Not) by the Wrong Clock

Thursday April 22, 2010

Despite his best efforts, Cliff, 28, could not get to sleep until about 7 a.m. It had been this way since he was a teenager. He was a healthy and successful young scientist — except that he didn’t arrive at the lab until 5 p.m., just as his co-workers were preparing to leave.

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