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2014-07-16 12:42:09

University of North Carolina Health Care UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson's disease Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells. In neurons, long-term survival allows for proper brain function as we age. In brain cancer cells, though, long-term...

2014-07-16 12:28:25

Cognitive function is primary endpoint COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bracket is pleased to announce that Biotie Therapies, a specialized drug development company focusing on products for neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, has selected the CDR System for use as the primary endpoint for their phase 2 trial of SYN120, an orally administered, dual 5HT6/5HT2a antagonist. SYN120 is in development for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other cognitive...

Reversing Brain Damage In Parkinson's Disease With Cinnamon
2014-07-10 14:41:06

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from Rush University Medical Center has found that cinnamon can reverse brain damage in mice caused by Parkinson’s disease. This common food spice effectively treats biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes in the brain. “Cinnamon has been used widely as a spice throughout the world for centuries,” said Kalipada Pahan, PhD, study lead researcher and the Floyd A. Davis professor of neurology at Rush....

2014-07-09 23:03:30

The Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism Caregiver Symposium will be held on July 12. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Living Well Assisted Living at Home is proud to announce that they will be joining the 2014 Caregiver Events organized by the Stanford PD Caregiver Support Program. Dr. Doris Bersing, president and CEO of Living Well Assisted Living, will present on suggestions for how to improve family dynamics around Parkinson’s individuals through positive communication at the...

2014-07-08 08:32:22

MIAMI, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: James F.T. Monhart and Robert M. Melzer. "Both Jim and Bob bring an extraordinary passion for Parkinson's disease, along with tremendous skills and personal networks to help advance the mission," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. "Their combined professional expertise and philanthropic commitment is a...

2014-07-03 23:03:12

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Market for Deep Brain Stimulation Devices for Parkinson’s Disease to be Worth USD 9.4 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/deep-brain-stimulator-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 According to a latest market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for Deep Brain Stimulation...

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Benefit Those With Parkinson's Disease
2014-07-03 09:20:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Neurology, taking regular brisk walks may help bring relief to those coping with Parkinson’s disease. “This is probably one of the hottest topics in Parkinson’s research right now,” Beth Fisher, a researcher at the University of Southern California, said to Reuters' Kathryn Doyle in commenting on the new study. In the study, researchers had 60 people with mild to moderate...

2014-07-01 12:28:25

Volunteer Advisors Drive PDF Mission and Patient-Centric Approach NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce new members of its People with Parkinson's Advisory Council. The council is made up of individuals from around the US - all of whom live with Parkinson's or are a care partner to a loved one - who bring the professional skills and personal experiences that will help advance PDF's goals of supporting...

2014-06-26 16:23:38

Paper Addresses Challenges and Explores Opportunities to Stimulate Repurposing of FDA-Approved Drugs for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Related Diseases NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new peer-reviewed publication from the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) offers strategic insight on how philanthropy, industry and government organizations can advance repurposing of U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-06-18 16:26:35

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With long-term use, the gold standard medication for Parkinson's disease, levodopa, can wear off before it's time for another dose, causing motor fluctuations called "off" episodes. Complicating treatment is that too much levodopa can cause debilitating side effects such as dyskinesia. Todd Sherer, PhD, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research talked to MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson for a podcast on why...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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