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Latest Treatments of Parkinson's Disease Stories

2005-07-03 16:55:00

Analysis of the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson's Disease has shown that the experimental treatment he received caused regrowth of the nerve fibres that are lost in this disease. The findings are reported in the July issue of Nature Medicine. This is the first time that any treatment has been shown to reverse the loss of nerve fibres in Parkinson's Disease. The 62-year-old man was one of five patients in a pilot study carried out by Mr Steven Gill at Frenchay Hospital in...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.