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2009-12-28 16:59:32

FINDINGS: Several structurally similar small molecules appear capable of protecting cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.

2009-12-15 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation announced $1.7 million in funding to drive new and continuing Parkinson's research projects at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic Arizona, sites of the Arizona Parkinson's Disease Consortium.

2009-10-13 10:47:19

Both genetic and pathologic data indicate a role for the neuronal protein alpha-synuclein in Parkinson disease.

2009-07-28 09:00:00

Accumulation of the synaptic protein alpha-synuclein, resulting in the formation of aggregates called Lewy bodies in the brain, is a hallmark of Parkinson's and other related neurodegenerative diseases.

2009-07-11 23:39:41

Mayo Clinic researchers plan to present a study on new techniques to diagnose dementia at a conference in Vienna, the clinic announced Saturday. Researchers developed a framework for using an MRI to create a differential diagnosis of three common neurodegenerative disorders.

2009-02-26 13:45:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ProteoTech Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research. In collaboration with Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc.

2009-02-18 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J.

2009-01-02 09:14:42

Neurologists have observed for decades that Lewy bodies, clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, appear in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

2008-08-27 18:00:56

CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Midlands Development Corporation today announced that scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a crucial breakthrough in the battle to slow or prevent the onset of a very common type of dementia and Parkinson's disease.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.