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Baker’s yeast could help combat Parkinson’s

Researchers think that baker's yeast may have the potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: World first — Memories being made seen for the first time

New York - This news is fascinating, but scary, too. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have imaged the brain of a mouse creating memories using protein synthesis.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

Stem cells artificially aged to show Parkinson’s effect

Scientists have developed a method for converting induced stem cells into nerve cells that recapitulate features associated with aging and Parkinson's disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Billy Connolly has Parkinson's and undergoes cancer surgery

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly has stated that he has had surgery for prostate cancer and that he has also been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Parkinson's disease protein might kill TB

A protein which is being studied as part of Parkinson's disease research has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease

Singer Linda Ronstadt has issued a statement, declaring that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Ronstadt has also said that she is no longer able to sing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Sudden dip in male sex hormone linked to Parkinson’s disease

Understanding the underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease, estimated to affect 6.3 million people worldwide, is a focus of researchers. A new study links sudden dips in the male sex hormone testosterone to the neurological disease.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard

Universal protein may offer Parkinson’s cure

Bethesda - A tiny protein found in most living things could hold the cure for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: UCLA live-tweets man playing guitar during brain surgery

The UCLA Medical Center in California became the first to film and live-tweet a brain surgery on its Twitter account. It began live-tweeting videos showing an "awake" craniotomy procedure for surgical implantation of a pacemaker at 6:24 p.m. Thursday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Edible nicotine could help alleviate Parkinson’s disease

Consuming peppers and other plant sources of dietary nicotine could help to protect against the onset of Parkinson's disease later in life, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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What does a guy have to do to get an agent interested in his story about volunteering for brain surgery?

I was watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the other day, and he had a guest who had written a book called "The...
Aug 12, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt

Hippity Hop to the Doctor Shop!

Well, it's that day again. Time for my "once every four months" visit with my neurologist. I love the guy. I really...
Aug 8, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt - 3 comments

Welcome to Weird Dream Theater

One of the things you deal with as a person with Parkinson's disease -- or "Parky" as I like to call myself -- would be...
Jun 19, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt - 3 comments

Talking about Parkinson's disease on Capitol Hill, once in a lifetime experience

It's not every day a boy gets a chance to discuss Parkinson's disease on Capitol Hill in Washington. I had just such...
Jun 15, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt

Faith in Humanity: Restored!

In as much as I am generally the first person to bitch about it when someone ticks me off or acts rudely, such as the...
Feb 5, 2012 by Bill Schmalfeldt
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