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Biotech companies partner for Parkinson’s research

The biotech companies 23andMe and Genentech are to work together on research into Parkinson’s Disease. The firms have entered a multi-year deal for the analysis of whole-genome sequence data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Boxing and Parkinson's Don't Match

As promoter Bob Arum discovered a good match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, a new and expanded medical facility in Phoenix Arizona seems to show that boxing and Parkinson's disease don't match.

Michael J. Fox Responds To Limbaugh Smear (Video)

Michael speaks out... (Very short video and Michael doesn't say much, but it's enough)...

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To Two New Yorkers

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - On October 9, 2000, The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2000 jointly to Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel for their discoveries concerning...

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