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Latest Parkinson's disease Stories

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....

2013-12-26 12:21:02

Potential Neuroprotective Therapy Ready for Next Stage of Development after Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings published in JAMA Neurology from research into a potentially protective therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) show that with medical supervision, urate levels may safely be raised while mitigating risk of complications such as gout. Previous research showed that higher levels of the antioxidant urate were...

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...

2013-12-19 08:28:23

- Novel Approach to Target Disease-driving Misfolded Proteins - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded an $822,000 grant by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) for its second-generation drug candidate, NPT088, based on NeuroPhage's GAIM (general amyloid interaction motif) platform, which simultaneously targets multiple misfolded proteins central to many neurodegenerative...

2013-12-12 12:27:39

The Parkinson Alliance reports findings pertaining to falls in Parkinson's on DBS4PD.org KINGSTON, N.J., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from The Parkinson Alliance (PA) show that falls are highly prevalent in Parkinson's disease (PD) and may be adversely impacted by deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy. Given that falls are a substantial problem for people with PD with health, social and psychological implications, PA conducted a survey related to falls for...

2013-12-11 08:31:33

--Three Focus Areas Based on Patient Input-- MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of a new grant cycle today with the goal of developing the next generation of leaders in Parkinson's disease (PD) by supporting their research in areas voted as most important by the Parkinson's community. Grant funding is available in three high-impact focus areas: cell to cell transmission studies, cognitive change in PD and...

2013-12-09 12:25:51

The Uptake of Recently Relaunched UCB's Neupro Is Modest but Growing, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, according to analysis of U.S. longitudinal patient-level claims data, the first-line use of monoamine oxidase (MAO)-B inhibitors among newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients has...

2013-12-05 13:45:34

A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson's disease. For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these "virtual house calls" could allow them to live independently while effectively manage the symptoms of the disease. "The idea that we can provide care to individuals with Parkinson disease regardless of where they live is both a simple and revolutionary...

2013-12-05 12:29:27

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) presents its annual winter conference, the 8(th) Annual Drug Discover for Neurodegeneration Conference: An Intensive Course on Translating Research into Drugs, taking place on February 2-4, 2014 at the Miami Beach Resort in Miami, Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130909/DC75486LOGO) Designed as a comprehensive course on the drug discovery process, from target...

2013-12-04 16:25:49

BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson's disease. For individuals with the condition - many of whom have never seen a specialist - these "virtual house calls" could allow them to live independently while effectively managing the symptoms of the disease. "The idea that we can provide care to individuals with Parkinson's disease regardless of...