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2014-03-05 04:22:31

Historic Moment as Dr. Barlow becomes the Second CEO since the Institute's Founding 25 Years Ago SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center announced today that Carrolee Barlow, MD, PhD--renowned expert in neuroscience and neurodegeneration--has become the Institute's next Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Barlow is the second Chief Executive Officer in the Institute's 25 year history. She takes the reins from Dr. J. William Langston,...

2014-03-04 23:02:28

Researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec have found high levels of a certain protein in individuals affected by essential tremor, a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions. This discovery is very timely as March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month in the U.S. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 A team of researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people...

2014-03-04 23:00:18

New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson’s disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of this research are published online, March 5, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in...

2014-03-04 16:24:31

Upon completing the survey, Find a Cure Panel will make a donation to a non-profit of your choice LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Find a Cure Panel specializes in patient research for serious and rare diseases and conditions, including Parkinson's. They currently have a confidential and anonymous online survey for PD. Both patients and caregivers can qualify. Please read the below and consider participating if you qualify. Survey for patients and caregivers who are on Levodopa...

2014-03-04 16:17:56

NUS researchers create first highly sensitive small molecule fluorescence probe to evaluate potential risk for Parkinson's disease and monitor its progression A team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) have created the first two-photon, small molecule fluorogenic probe that can serve as a useful tool for the rapid assessment of an individual's potential risk for Parkinson's disease. The highly sensitive fluorescence probe can detect with high precision the activity...

2014-02-27 12:27:41

LONDON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Parkinson's Disease Market 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Parkinson's Disease market to grow at a CAGR of 1.67 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the rise in the aging population. The Global Parkinson's Disease market has also been witnessing the transition toward using drugs that have new...

2014-02-26 08:29:48

MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of a new Chairman of the Board, John W. Kozyak, Esq., and four new members to its Board of Directors: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Alessandro Di Rocco, M.D., Timothy Martorella and Roberto L. Palenzuela. "NPF is honored to have John Kozyak as our new Chairman of the Board and to welcome its new members. Each one provides diverse perspectives, reflective of our national...

2014-02-25 23:36:42

Raising Awareness of a Life-altering Neurological Condition That Affects Millions Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) proudly recognizes the fourth anniversary of House Resolution (H.RES.) 1264, officially designating the month of March as “National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.” Essential tremor, a neurological movement disorder commonly referred to as “ET”, affects nearly 10 million people in the United States and...

2014-02-25 08:33:01

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale biomarker study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), is expanding to study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers hope that greater understanding of the biology and clinical features of these participants -- people with or at risk to develop Parkinson's -- will lead to...

2014-02-23 23:03:34

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) February 23, 2014 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Spokane, WA on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place during National ET Awareness Month, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Providence Auditorium located at 20 West 9th Avenue. The program will run from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., with a question and...


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