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2013-09-19 10:16:34

A genetic mutation, known as GBA, that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease and severe cognitive impairment (in about 4 to 7 percent of all patients with the disease) also alters how specific lipids, ceramides and glucosylceramides are metabolized. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that Parkinson's patients who do not carry the genetic mutation also have higher levels of these lipids in the blood. Further, those who had Parkinson's and high blood levels were also more likely to have...

2013-09-19 08:29:47

--First Connect My Page Provides Tailored Information Written by People with Parkinson's-- MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) recently launched First Connect My Page for the newly diagnosed. This tool gives people with Parkinson's the information they need to successfully navigate the unfamiliar and difficult territory of a Parkinson's diagnosis. "People often feel unmoored at sea when they receive a Parkinson's diagnosis. This tool will...

2013-09-19 08:24:08

-- Breakthrough Video Offers Parkinson's-Specific Instruction on Getting Started, Staying Motivated and Seeing Results with Exercise -- BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed each year in the U.S. The positive role exercise can play in managing the disease is increasingly acknowledged, yet information about how to exercise with Parkinson's disease remains scarce. In response to demand from the...

2013-09-18 23:34:08

Helping Bring New Assistive Technology to Essential Tremor Patients in Need Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Lift Labs, makers of Liftware, the new tremor cancelling assistive spoon for those affected by essential tremor (ET) and other movement disorders. The IETF will identify individuals who are affected by ET and who are in need of the Liftware spoon but do not have the ability to...

2013-09-18 23:21:35

Initial product is Liftware, revolutionary electronic device to improve quality of life for those with Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor (ET). San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Lift Labs today announced its official company launch. With backing from Rock Health and $1M in seed funding from Silicon Valley angel investors, Lift Labs is developing a suite of home health hardware to improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor. The company’s...

2013-09-17 23:35:54

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Irvine, Calif. on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Hoag Hospital, located at 16200 Sand Canyon Ave. in Irvine, Calif. The program will run from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., with a question and answer...

2013-09-15 23:04:03

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) September 15, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Loma Linda, Calif. on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Centennial Complex - Chen Fong Conference Center, located at 24760 Stewart Street in Loma Linda, Calif. The program will run from 1:30 -...

2013-09-13 23:26:18

Understanding Essential Tremor Seminar: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Meridian, ID on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Courtyard Boise West/Meridian, located at 1789 S. Eagle Rd. in Meridian, ID. The program will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a...

2013-09-13 08:23:30

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To propel biomedical research toward a cure for Parkinson's disease by arming scientists with high-performing laboratory tools, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has launched the Parkinson's Disease Research Tools Consortium. MJFF and seven industry partners have organized to grow the Foundation's ongoing efforts to better understand existing tools -- such as pre-clinical models, antibodies and cell lines...

2013-09-10 23:31:56

Learn more about the neurological disorder, Essential Tremor, at this patient-focused seminar. Local movement disorder physicians will discuss the diagnosis process and treatment options for this life-altering condition. Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Philadelphia, PA on the life-altering neurological disorder called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013...