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Stalling Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Using Long-term Spinal Cord Stimulation
2014-01-24 11:11:58

Duke University Medical Center Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration. The study, performed in rats, is published online Jan. 23, 2014, in the journal Scientific Reports. It builds on earlier findings from the Duke team that stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals temporarily eased symptoms of the...

2014-01-16 16:23:33

DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3wr96/neuroprotection) has announced the addition of a new report "Neuroprotection - Drugs, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c3wr96/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...

2014-01-08 23:04:51

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the global leader in development solutions and advanced delivery technologies for drug, biologic and consumer health products, and Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc., today announced an agreement for Phase 3 clinical trials manufacturing of ADS-5102 (amantadine HCl) extended release capsules, an investigational treatment being developed for Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Catalent Pharma...

2014-01-08 12:28:18

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system and currently afflicts over one million people in North America, and more than five million people worldwide, according to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. While medication can curb symptoms, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of Parkinson's disease is that medications often lose efficacy as the disease progresses. Severe symptoms of Parkinson's...

2014-01-06 23:02:51

Groups will be held monthly and require no cost or preregistration. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2014, Living Well and Kaiser Permanente will continue working together to sponsor Parkinson’s Support Groups for Kaiser and non-Kaiser patients with early- and advanced-stage Parkinson’s diagnoses. Both companies know that coping with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult and some find it more difficult than others. A very difficult part of having Parkinson’s is combating...

2014-01-03 12:23:18

Support group turns to boxing to help caregivers, those fighting disease stay active CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sometimes a left hook is just what the doctor ordered. Paula Weiner, for one, is looking forward to finding out. The Chicago resident was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three years ago when she noticed a tremor in her hand that wouldn't go away. Since that day Weiner has been more active than ever, taking art classes and becoming a Tai Chi coach....

2013-12-19 10:39:56

Deep brain stimulation may have a beneficial effect on driving ability for people with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the December 18, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Deep brain stimulation uses a surgical implant similar to a pacemaker to send electrical impulses to the brain. "Up until now, we weren't sure how deep brain stimulation would affect driving," said study author Carsten Buhmann, MD, of...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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