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Parkinson's Disease July 2009 Archive

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Coping with Parkinson's Disease

Friday July 31, 2009
If you have Parkinson's disease you have to learn to cope with its symptoms and all of the other challenges it throws at you on a daily basis. Unfortunately there ... Read More

Parkinson's Disease Among Veterans

Thursday July 30, 2009
War is hell. Among its fiendish productions are chemical weapons. While the ancients used concoctions like ‘Greek fire’ we moderns use a toxic brew of industrial herb- and ‘pest’-ticides to ... Read More

How Brain Cell Pathology Spreads in Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday July 29, 2009
A new study that looked at mechanisms of accumulation of the synaptic protein alpha-synuclein into clumps of masses called Lewy bodies in the brain, has found that Lewy bodies are ... Read More

Istradefylline Fails in Another Clinical Trial

Friday July 24, 2009
Istradefylline is a selective A(2A) adenosine receptor antagonist, that is beleived to increase dopamine stores in the brain indirectly. Thus, there was great hope that this new drug would be ... Read More

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease

Thursday July 23, 2009
The technique of spinal cord stimulation has helped people with chronic pain and people with motor deficits due to stroke or bodily injury. Can it hep people with Parkinson's Disease? ... Read More

Getting Your Genes Checked

Tuesday July 21, 2009
If you have Parkinson's disease one of your worries may be whether any of your children or grandchildren are at risk for PD. Most forms of PD are not heritable ... Read More

Government Commission Reports That Britain Fails in Its Parkinson’s Care

Thursday July 16, 2009
The United States, at least in the major cities (sadly outside the major metropolitan centers Parkinson's disease specialists are rare --even in the USA) has a fair number of neurologists ... Read More

Can Light Therapy Ameliorate Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

Tuesday July 14, 2009
For years now doctors have been treating various forms of depression with light therapy. The patient literally sits in front of a bank of lights for a few hours per ... Read More

Pallative Care for End Stage Parkinson's Disease

Monday July 13, 2009
Here’s a topic that is not discussed often enough in the Parkinson's disease community: palliative care for end stage PD. At present there is no cure for PD—and we all ... Read More

New Drug Treatments for Dyskinesia

Wednesday July 8, 2009
We need to find a drug or combination of drugs that can effective eliminate motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease without causing dyskinesia. Scientists are working several types of drugs that ... Read More

Continuous Delivery of Dopamine for Treatment of Dyskinesias

Tuesday July 7, 2009
New studies are offering hope for treatment of dyskinesias. One set of potential therapies that can effectively treat dyskinesias are based on the observation that delivering a steady amount of ... Read More

New Study Shows That People with Early PD are Less Sensitive Than Others to Rewarding Events

Thursday July 2, 2009
What are th early signs of PD? many scientists have speculated that early PD may be characterized by a loss of sensitivity to certain rewards or pleasurable events because dopamine ... Read More

Apply Now For the 2009 CRLI

Wednesday July 1, 2009
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is now accepting applications for 2009 Clinical Research Learning Institute (CRLI) to be held October 15th through October 17th. In this blog and this ... Read More

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