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2012-09-21 23:01:39

Free program includes expert talks about research and therapies. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 University Hospitals (UH) Neurological Institute´s Movement Disorders Center will host its fourth Parkinson´s Boot Camp on Oct. 13th, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Landerhaven Executive Caterers, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124. This free, hands-on event will demonstrate exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices, and invigorating skills to...

2012-07-05 10:29:41

NIH-funded study shows cells from different patients have unique drug responses Researchers have taken a step toward personalized medicine for Parkinson's disease, by investigating signs of the disease in patient-derived cells and testing how the cells respond to drug treatments. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers collected skin cells from patients with genetically inherited forms of Parkinson's and reprogrammed those cells into neurons. They...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'