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2013-05-29 23:19:28

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Funds Fellowships & On-going Parkinson's Disease Research at Barrow Neurological Institute Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has contributed $1 million to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. The gift will support two fellowships in Parkinson´s disease plus additional staffing for the Center and research in the Gait and Balance Laboratory. Bob and Renee Parsons are...

Exposure To Pesticides Increases Risk Of Developing Parkinson's Disease
2013-05-28 13:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what might be considered cause for concern among farm workers — a new research review in the journal Neurology has found a link between Parkinson´s disease and exposure to chemical weed or bug killers. The review included over 100 studies from around the world and calculated between a 33 to 80 percent increased risk of developing the disorder as exposure to certain weed or bug killers increased. Prolonged exposure to the...

2013-05-21 08:30:12

More than 10,000 Walkers Make Every Step Count in Raising Funds and Awareness for Parkinson's KINGSTON, N.J., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance proudly announced today that the 19th Parkinson's Unity Walk held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in New York City's Central Park, has thus far raised more than $1.6 million and united more than 10,000 walkers in raising awareness for Parkinson's disease and to support research for better treatments, and hopefully...

2013-04-17 08:27:23

--New Parkinson's Treatment Book Translated into 20+ Languages-- MIAMI, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) medical director, Michael S. Okun, M.D., has released a new book titled, "Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life." Published this month, in conjunction with Parkinson's Awareness Month, the book is now available in more than twenty languages to help people all over the world live their best life with Parkinson's disease....

2013-04-11 12:30:34

NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen Parkinson's disease (PD) organizations from around the world have come together as Clinical Trial Recruitment Community Partners to urge people living with Parkinson's, care partners and others to participate in clinical trials. The goal of this innovative engagement effort within the Parkinson's community is to raise awareness about the need for trial participants, educate about what it means to participate in research and provide...

2013-03-18 04:22:14

LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cure Parkinson's Trust, a charity founded by four people with Parkinson's disease, which is dedicated to finding, facilitating and funding work towards a cure, today welcomes Kenneth Mulvany to the charity as Chairman. Ken Mulvany is an entrepreneur and healthcare industry veteran and brings more than 15 years of business leadership and experience to The Cure Parkinson's Trust. Ken was previously CEO of Proximagen, a UK-based...

2013-01-08 14:43:38

Parkinson's disease itself does not increase the risk of impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and shopping that have been seen in people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease, according to new research published in the January 8, 2013, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We've known for some time that these behaviors are more common in people taking certain Parkinson's medications, but we haven't known if the...

2012-11-29 12:29:34

Join us in making every step count at the largest grassroots Parkinson's fundraiser in the U.S. KINGSTON, N.J., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 19th Parkinson's Unity Walk will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in New York City's Central Park. Fundraising is already underway nationwide and we are encouraged by the response thus far from our supporters. We are building awareness about how vital contributions are in funding...

2012-11-14 16:25:53

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments and diagnostics for Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury centered on its proprietary anti-apoptosis therapeutic protein MANF, today announced it has secured over $1.1 million in funding through two separate transactions. Proceeds will be used to provide funding for the Company's lead asset, Mesencephalic-Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor...

2012-10-29 07:26:15

--Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson's, to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and the National Parkinson Foundation-- WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) in partnership with Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) is holding Moving Day, a fundraising walk for Parkinson's disease (PD) in Washington, D.C. Moving Day will be held at Nationals Park on Sunday, November 4(th) with gates...