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Mold could trigger Parkinson’s disease

A compound found in some fungi, one that gives mold its musty smell, can cause changes in fruit flies’ brains that mimic those of patients with Parkinson’s disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Study: Sweet molecule shows promise against Parkinson’s disease

New research shows that trehalose can break up proteins that are implicated in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Trehalose is a naturally occurring sugar in plants, yeast and fungi, and could potentially treat PD.
In the Media by E. Hector Corsi

Manny Pacquiao hits Parkinson's disease prognosis by doctors

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is vacationing in Israel with his family, is upset and dismayed by news circulating around the world about doctors' claim that he could be suffering from Parkinson's disease.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Michael J. Fox returns to TV

Thirty years after blazing across our screens as the briefcase toting teen Alex P. Keaton, Michael J. Fox returns to NBC.
In the Media by Dierdra Baptiste - 2 comments

Roundup herbicide linked to Parkinson’s-related brain damage

Monsanto's controversial herbicide, Roundup, has now been linked to Parkinsonism related disorders according to research reported in the Neurotoxicology & Teratology journal.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Major step in treating Parkinson's with stem cell transformation

When brain cells producing dopamine die off it causes tremors, rigidity and restrictive movement. Now scientists in the US have grown new brain cells from stem cells in a major step towards new treatments for Parkinson's disease.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Michael J. Fox Foundation backs $40m research study

The clinical study, which is called the 'Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative' (PPMI), will be carried out over five years. The study aims to identify biomarkers of Parkinson's Disease.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

VA to Allow Retro Agent Orange Claims for 86,000 Vietnam Vets

The VA has opened the door for retroactive disability compensation for about 86,000 Vietnam war veterans, their surviving spouses or their estates by expanding the number of diseases presumed caused by herbicide exposure during the Vietnam war
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 1 comment

Treadmill training helps Parkinson's patients

Cochrane Researchers say that treadmill training can improve walking movements for Parkinson's disease patients. Initial trials show promise for those suffering from the disease.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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