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Parkinson's Disease

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News
  1. -06-22-07 Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease (CBS News)
      "The gene therapy treatment involved slipping billions of copies of a gene into the brain to calm overactive brain circuitry." 06-07

Papers
  1. Articles for a Better Life with Parkinson's (WebMD.com)
      Provides online articles for persons with Parkinson's Disease, as well as for their families. 7-05

  2. Glossary of Terms Related to Parkinson's (WebMD.com)
      Provides a glossary. 7-05

  3. Medical Information About Parkinson's Disease (National Library of Medicine - Medline Plus)
      Provides a medical description of the disease. 2-05

  4. Parkinson's Disease - Fact Sheet (Family Caregiver Alliance)
  5. Parkinson's Eye Cell Treatment Effective (MSNBC News) star
      "People with Parkinsonís disease showed marked improvement after surgeons implanted in their brains chemical-producing cells taken from the eye of a dead donor, researchers said Monday." 12-05

  6. Regular Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Dementia (MSNBC News)
      "Older people who exercise three or more times a week are less likely to develop Alzheimerís and other types of dementia, according to a study that adds to the evidence that staying active can help keep the mind sharp."

      "Researchers found that healthy people who reported exercising regularly had a 30 to 40 percent lower risk of dementia."

  7. Retraining the Brain Therapies (CBS News)
      Merzenich is a leading developer of therapies based on what's called brain plasticity, which he defines as, 'the capacity of the brain to change itself. It actually changes physically, functionally, in ways that you can measure.' " "

      " 'There are no drugs and no surgery involved," Taub says. 'Nevertheless you get a very substantial treatment effect without any side effects.' " 12-05

  8. Stages of Parkinson's (WebMD.com)
      "Parkinson's disease strikes people in many different ways, leaving them to experience a broad range of symptoms. Though symptoms may be mild or severe or occur frequently or infrequently, Parkinson's disease appears to take on five different stages." 7-05

  9. Symptoms of Parkinson's (WebMD.com)
      "Early symptoms of Parkinson's disease are usually mild and generally occur gradually. You may have fatigue or a general sense of uneasiness. You may feel a slight tremor or have difficulty standing. Some may notice that their speech has become softer or that their handwriting has changed. You may forget a word or thought and have feelings of depression or anxiety. Generally, friends and family may begin to notice the changes before you do. They often notice the stiffening or lack of movement, or the absence of facial expression ('masked face') seen in Parkinson's disease." 7-05

   
   


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