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2010-02-01 08:00:00

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of SCAN Health Plan Arizona are wearing new hats as they plan and execute the fourth annual Walk-the-Fight, fundraising walk to benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. The Parkinson Network of Arizona is hoping to raise $25,000 to help raise awareness of and fight Parkinson's disease. Hundreds of walkers are expected to participate on Feb. 14 at Tempe Town Lake, which includes 5K and two-block routes. Event registration is $20 per family and...

2009-10-06 09:49:43

Drivers with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease may be at higher risk of crashes on foggy days and other times of low visibility. The research, involving a driving simulation test, is published in the October 6, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In addition to affecting movement, Parkinson's disease affects visual skills, such as the ability to see contrast, and the speed of processing what is seen. The study...

2009-06-01 10:00:00

PHOENIX, June 1 /PRNewswire/ --- Tom Lescault, president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona and president of the Arizona Association of Health Plans, was recently appointed to the Parkinson Network of Arizona board of directors. The mission of the Parkinson Network is to improve the lives of those with Parkinson's disease by supporting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center through fundraising events and creating awareness of the center. Jack Goldwater, president of the Parkinson Network board of...

2009-05-07 12:48:00

Largest grassroots fundraiser in the U.S. once again a resounding success NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid unusually warm and sunny weather, family, friends and supporters, joined the more than 10,000 people once again in New York's Central Park on Saturday, April 25th to celebrate the 15th Parkinson's Unity Walk and show their community spirit while raising funds for Parkinson's disease research. This year marked an incredible year for the event, the largest grassroots fundraiser in...

2009-04-29 11:41:00

Data indicated comparable efficacy and safety for extended release and immediate release formulations of pramipexole SEATTLE, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from two double-blind studies investigating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of pramipexole dihydrochloride tablets in an extended release, once-daily formulation, for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), are being presented today at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle. The first...

2009-04-28 07:00:00

Stalevo Will Retain Decision Resources' Gold-Standard Status Through 2017 for Parkinson's Disease, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a once-daily transdermal formulation of levodopa would earn a 30 percent patient share in Parkinson's disease in both the United States and in Europe, according to surveyed U.S....

2009-04-09 12:29:00

First Ever Virtual Parkinson's Unity Walk Launched to Expand Participation and Donations NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday April 25, the Parkinson's disease community will unite in New York City's Central Park for the 15th annual Parkinson's Unity Walk to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease research. The two-mile walk, and educational community day, provides an opportunity for this community to come together to celebrate and recognize the more than one million...

2009-03-12 06:58:00

Personal Genetics Company to Assemble Online Community of 10,000 Individuals with PD To Drive New Online Research Platform MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, Inc., an industry leader in personal genetics, announced today that it has launched a Parkinson's disease initiative in collaboration with The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center ("PI") and The Michael J. Fox Foundation ("MJFF"). The first-of-its-kind program will focus on enrolling 10,000 individuals with...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c84a4e/forecast_insight) has announced the addition of the "Forecast Insight: Parkinson's Disease - Market Upgrade following Evidence of Disease Slowing with Azilect" report to their offering. Stimulated by evidence of disease slowing with Teva/Lundbecks Azilect (rasagiline), and successful reformulation of leading dopamine agonists, the Parkinson's disease market value is set to grow by an compound annual growth rate...

2008-10-10 21:00:21

After working on the Manchester Guardian and the Daily Express, he moved into television with Granada working on current affairs and film programmes. He began writing a weekly sports column for The Sunday Times in 1965 and presented the Parkinson chat show for 11 years.Sir Michael also had a successful career in radio, including presenting Desert Island Discs. He won a Bafta award in 1999 and was awarded a CBE and made a Fellow of the British Film Institute the following year. (c) 2008...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.