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2011-01-07 18:40:55

New findings could lead to new treatments for the 95 percent of Parkinson's cases with no known cause Just 5 percent of Parkinson's disease cases can be explained by genetic mutation, while the rest have no known cause. But a new discovery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center may begin to explain why the vast majority of Parkinson's patients develop the progressive neurodegenerative disease. This week in The Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers demystified a...

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2010-12-03 07:35:00

Could a video game system benefit those who suffer from Parkinson's disease? That's exactly what researchers at one university in Northern Ireland are attempting to find out. Dr. Cathy Craig of the Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology will conduct the study, which will gauge whether or not playing on the Nintendo Wii gaming system can help those afflicted with the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Craig's study, which is being made possible by a nearly $55,000...

2010-11-18 11:15:00

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 2entertain has announced the release of The Michael Parkinson Collection. The DVD will feature Parkinson's personal choice of the best moments from over 2000 interviews from the entire back catalogue of Parkinson. With a career spanning over 40 years, Michael Parkinson is the most successful and recognised interviewer in the country and one of the nation's favourite television personalities. For the first time ever BBC DVD offers The Michael Parkinson...

2010-11-15 13:52:00

Gala featured special performances by Aziz Ansari and The Roots NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research held its 10th annual gala benefit -- "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" -- in New York City on Saturday, November 13, 2010. Co-chaired by Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox, Alexandra Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos, Jennifer & Marc Lipschultz and Julie & Doug Ostrover, and with Honorary...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring in the air and spring in their step, more than 10,000 people joined forces to help raise funds for Parkinson's disease research on Saturday, April 24, at the 16th Parkinson's Unity Walk in New York's Central Park. This year's participants included teams from across the country and comprised the largest grassroots initiative in the U.S. for Parkinson's disease research. To date, the Unity Walk has raised more than $1.2 million and donations for...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aton Pharma, Inc., a diversified specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has acquired the U.S. marketing rights to LODOSYN® (carbidopa) tablets from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). LODOSYN is indicated for use with carbidopa-levodopa or with levodopa in the treatment of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, to permit the administration of lower doses of levodopa with reduced nausea and vomiting, more rapid...

2010-04-07 11:00:00

KINGSTON, N.J., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 2010 Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk, organized by The Parkinson Alliance, is the largest single-day grassroots awareness and fundraising event for the Parkinson's disease (PD) community, attracting more than 10,000 participants from across the country and uniting the top Parkinson's advocacy organizations....

2010-04-05 10:00:00

PHOENIX, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Lescault, president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona, has been chosen to serve as chairman of the board for the Parkinson Network of Arizona (PNA) board of directors, effective immediately. The mission of the PNA is to improve the lives of those with Parkinson's disease by supporting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute through fundraising events and creating awareness of the center. Lescault joined the PNA board of directors...

2010-02-22 08:11:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mirapex ER® (pramipexole dihydrochloride) extended-release tablets, a new once-daily treatment option for the signs and symptoms of early idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). MIRAPEX ER is not indicated in advanced PD. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, slowly progressive and potentially debilitating...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

-- Leading Movement Disorder Experts and Davis Phinney Join More than 50 Contributors to Offer Innovative Resource for all Ages and Stages of the Disease -- BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the more than 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease, the importance of medication is well understood, but discussion is far less frequent on key topics that impact the quality of daily living with Parkinson's, such as exercise, nutrition, cognitive changes and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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