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Parkinson's Patients May Retain Independence Using Google Glass
2014-04-09 13:40:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers as Newcastle University in the UK are studying how Google Glass can be used as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson's disease -- the wearable technology might help patients retain their independence. University researchers received five pairs of Google Glass as a donation from Google. The wearables allow researchers to test how people with long-term health conditions can use Glass. The University's Digital...

2014-04-08 08:32:16

DUBLIN, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection) has announced the addition of a new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pf8dt/neuroprotection ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the role of neuroprotection in acute disorders such as stroke and injuries...

2014-04-04 12:27:48

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sbjkkl/deep_brain ) has announced the addition of the "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) A rise in ageing population has been found to be the major causative factor for development of Parkinson's...

2014-04-04 08:25:39

ATLANTA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is ready to turn up the volume on Parkinson's awareness in Atlanta. Due to the success of the inaugural Moving Day(®) Atlanta (www.movingdayatlanta.org), a grassroots fundraising and awareness event that takes place in communities across the US, NPF has more than $50,000 to invest locally for educational programs and wellness classes to help...

2014-04-03 12:30:25

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management SummaryGBI Research has released the pharma report "Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management". The...

2014-04-01 14:28:49

Experts analyze baker's yeast to discover potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer A humble ingredient of bread – baker's yeast – has provided scientists with remarkable new insights into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer. In a new study published today (Monday March 31) in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), the team from Germany, Leicester, and...

2014-03-31 23:26:48

Calif. acknowledges the need for greater awareness of the neurological condition that affects 10 million Americans. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 As part of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is delighted to announce that Senator Bill Monning has officially proclaimed the state’s support of Essential Tremor Awareness Month, joining others nationwide in recognizing the need to learn more and seek greater understanding of a...

2014-03-31 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), continuing a repurposed drug approved for hypertension to Phase III testing for slowing Parkinson's progression. The trial investigating the compound isradipine will be the most advanced, current study into a disease-modifying therapy for...

2014-03-28 16:22:24

Supports Partnerships Between Patient Advocates and Scientists at Four Leading Parkinson's Research Centers NEW YORK, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $20,000 in grant funding to support patient-centered research at four leading Parkinson's disease research institutions. The grants are provided through PDF's first Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) Leadership Awards. These awards support partnerships...

2014-03-28 13:39:33

A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee. The research team led by Dr Miratul Muqit had previously discovered that mutations in two genes – called PINK1 and Parkin – lead to Parkinson's. Now they have made a completely unexpected discovery about the way the two genes interact, which...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.