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2014-07-28 08:30:24

ATLANTA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- RaceTrac announced that its cumulative giving to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has exceeded $1 million. This milestone is due in large part to the continued efforts of their team members who have executed various initiatives over the years encouraging the community to participate in and support a worthy cause. "In four short years, RaceTrac has shown incredible generosity and commitment not only financially...

2014-07-24 12:28:19

More Than 30 Scientific Projects Chosen for Potential to Improve the Lives and Futures of People Touched by Parkinson's NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $1.3 million in funding for more than 30 investigator-initiated research projects to help solve, treat and end Parkinson's disease. Chosen through a competitive application process, the grants reflect PDF's continued commitment to improving the...

2014-07-24 08:35:23

VIENNA, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What: AFFiRiS AG, Vienna, Austria will present data from a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine approach that aims to slow or stop Parkinson's disease progression. The Michael J. Fox Foundation supported the study with a $ 1.5 million grant and will discuss the impact of the results for patients and the Parkinson's research community. When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11.00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) 03.00 pm UTC...

2014-07-22 16:27:02

100% of donations raised will go to research KINGSTON, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 11,000 people from across the country came together on Saturday, April 26(th) in New York's Central Park in support of the 2014 Parkinson's Unity Walk. Friends and families were united in a common goal to raise awareness and funds to support research for better Parkinson's treatments and hopefully one day a cure. Through their collective efforts, more than $1.6 million in...

2014-07-22 12:30:17

Initiative to optimize patient care spearheaded by AbbVie and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to visit 11 cities in 2014 NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Parkinson's organizations are working together to help provide Parkinson's patients and caregivers with knowledge and support to optimize their care through the "Partners in Parkinson's" strategic health initiative launched by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and AbbVie. Partners in Parkinson's offers...

2014-07-21 10:19:04

North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System The brain network measures placebo effects in Parkinson's disease patients Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have utilized a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in randomized clinical trials for brain disorders. The findings are published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the...

2014-07-19 23:02:57

Every month Hands-On Physical Therapy raises money for an important cause: In August, the Cause will be Parkinson’s Disease Awareness and Research. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year and an estimated seven...

2014-07-18 08:22:31

Tony-award winning actress Laura Benanti emcees event; Endometriosis Foundation of America, co-founded by Tamer Seckin, MD, and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi present fellowship award MANHASSET, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning band Train took center stage Wednesday evening in Oyster Bay, NY for a private benefit concert supporting The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The event also featured Endometriosis Foundation of...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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