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2013-11-19 04:23:26

First System To Selectively Stimulate Targeted Areas Of The Brain To Manage Symptoms of Debilitating Disease NATICK, Massachusetts, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of intractable primary and secondary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. Dystonia affects more than 500,000...

2013-11-14 23:34:14

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in Austin, Texas on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel Austin located at 9721 Arboretum Blvd. The program will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a question and answer session with...

2013-11-13 12:27:34

Online tool now a global resource to clinical teams and trial volunteers NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) launches its clinical research matching tool Fox Trial Finder (www.foxtrialfinder.org) globally. Previously limited to five English-speaking countries, Fox Trial Finder is now accessible to both trial volunteers and clinical teams across the globe, increasing both the number of Parkinson's...

2013-11-12 08:34:10

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) and Taconic have collaborated to create, validate and distribute a valuable pre-clinical research tool: a genetically engineered rat with fluorescent dopamine-producing neurons--neurons that are affected in Parkinson's disease. This unique nonprofit, academic and industry partnership provides easy and open access to this...

Potential Link Between Fungus And Parkinson’s Disease Discovered
2013-11-12 07:11:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An organic compound that is often emitted by fungi has been found to cause symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies, and could be linked to the neurodegenerative condition in humans, researchers claim in the Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Arati Inamdar and Joan Bennett of Rutgers University and their colleagues report that they had discovered a link between the...

2013-11-11 23:00:13

Giles & Dianne Lieb, Co-owners of SuperSlow Zone in Plum-Murrysville, are proud to announce their support for the National Parkinson Foundation of Western PA. National Parkinson Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting research efforts to find a cure and provide support for those with Parkinson's disease and their families. Murrysville, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Giles & Dianne Lieb, Co-owners of SuperSlow Zone in Plum-Murrysville, are proud to...

2013-11-07 23:04:00

CarePoint Health hosts Parkinson's Disease Lunch and Learn to educate the community on important symptoms and facts surrounding Parkinson's Disease. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center hosted a Lunch and Learn event for Parkinson's Disease. The guest speaker was Dr. Gregory D. Anselmi, board-certified Neurologist who is a member of staff at CarePoint Health - HUMC. According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation,...

2013-11-07 16:30:26

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pursuit of an imaging tool to visualize the protein alpha-synuclein, the hallmark pathology of Parkinson's disease (PD), in the brain is the subject of a paper published today in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease by three researchers from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Foundation has assembled and leads a consortium to develop a radioactive PET tracer that could lead to better therapies and...

2013-11-06 23:32:00

Understanding Essential Tremor: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a free seminar in San Antonio, Texas on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at the Marriott San Antonio Northwest located at 3233 NW Loop 410 in San Antonio, Texas. The program will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a...

2013-11-04 15:31:05

Non-motor symptoms, including abnormalities in cognition, mental behaviors, autonomic nerves and sensory perception, have the greatest effect on the quality of in Parkinson's disease patient life. Voxel-based morphometry can be used to quantitatively compare structural differences and func-tional changes of gray matter in subjects. According to a study, Gray matter images of 32 Parkinson's disease patients and 25 healthy controls were compared using voxel-based morphometry to investigate the...