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2014-07-24 12:28:19

More Than 30 Scientific Projects Chosen for Potential to Improve the Lives and Futures of People Touched by Parkinson's NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $1.3 million in funding for more than 30 investigator-initiated research projects to help solve, treat and end Parkinson's disease. Chosen through a competitive application process, the grants reflect PDF's continued commitment to improving the...

2014-04-04 12:27:48

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sbjkkl/deep_brain ) has announced the addition of the "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) A rise in ageing population has been found to be the major causative factor for development of Parkinson's...

2013-08-21 13:13:10

Finding offers clue to developing treatments for misuse of illicit drugs Scientists today reported a possible basis for why food-restricted animals show increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse. This association has puzzled researchers since it was first observed more than three decades ago. Senior author Michael Beckstead, Ph.D., from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, said the team found that dopamine neurons in a brain region called...

2013-01-04 11:08:34

Study suggests potential new target in fight against debilitating disease For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson's disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram – common chemicals sprayed in California's Central Valley and elsewhere – have been tied to increases in the disease, not only among farmworkers but in individuals who simply lived or worked near fields and likely inhaled drifting particles....

2012-11-27 13:58:22

New MRI technique could help doctors track how patients respond to treatment A new imaging technique developed at MIT offers the first glimpse of the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson's disease. The technique, which combines several types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), could allow doctors to better monitor patients' progression and track the effectiveness of potential new treatments, says Suzanne Corkin, MIT professor emerita of neuroscience and leader of...

2012-11-16 11:06:17

Transmission model shows two main hallmarks of Parkinson´s disease - death of dopamine neurons and disease protein clumps Understanding how any disease progresses is one of the first and most important steps towards finding treatments to stop it. This has been the case for such brain-degenerating conditions as Alzheimer's disease. Now, after several years of incremental study, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania have been able to piece together...


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