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2011-10-26 00:31:39

The Scripps Research Institute, funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Will Further Investigate the SGK1 Gene — A First Step Toward Developing Possible Treatments for Parkinson´s Disease 23andMe, Inc., a leading personal genetics company, has announced the first-time discovery of the potentially protective nature of the gene serum/glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) which appears to be protective against a high-risk leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutation for...

2011-05-28 00:00:50

Delay The Disease Functional Fitness exercise plan shows people with Parkinson's how to conquer everyday challenges of living with the disease. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 For most of us, being able to pass through an open doorway or walk in a crowd is something we take for granted. However, for people with Parkinson's disease, being able to perform seemingly simple activities of daily living (ADL's) such as these can be a daunting challenge. On their new exercise DVD, Delay The...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

--Out of the Park for Parkinson's Campaign Launches its Second Season-- CHICAGO and MIAMI, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gordon Beckham, second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, is making a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation for every home run that he hits during the 2011 season and he is asking his fans to join him. Out of the Park for Parkinson's is an awareness campaign he launched in 2010, in partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation, to help end...

2011-04-29 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES and MIAMI, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ball Up, LLC has joined forces with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to launch Ball Up for Parkinson's, an initiative to help raise awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD). The effort includes PSAs featuring the Ball Up All-Stars, an informational website and an all-star celebrity streetball game. The first set of PSAs will premiere Sunday, May 1, during Game 3 of the Ball Up 2011 Season, which is currently airing on...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

Largest grassroots fundraiser in the U.S. for Parkinson's disease research NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of participants came out to the 17th Parkinson's Unity Walk on Saturday, April 16, in New York City's Central Park to help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease (PD) research, exuding commitment, support and high energy, in spite of an unseasonably cold spring day. This year's Unity Walk included teams from around the globe and comprised the...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

Largest single-day grassroots event to raise awareness and funds for the Parkinson's community KINGSTON, N.J., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 2011 Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk, under the umbrella of The Parkinson Alliance, is the largest grassroots awareness and fundraising event for the Parkinson's disease (PD) community, attracting...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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