Brain Disease Taking More Celebrities, Leaders

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President Bush Had Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away today. The two-time vice president under Ronald Reagan lived with vascular parkinsonism for several years. At age 94, Bush was the longest living president in history and an inspiration for others with neurodegenerative disease. Last week also saw the passing

Researchers Examine Infectious Proteins In Parkinson’s Disease

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Protein Aggregation Similar To Alzheimer’s Disease The nerve cells of some people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can accumulate clumps of a protein called SOD1. A mutation in the SOD1 gene contributes to contraction of the disease, but it has not been clear if the characteristic clumps of the protein associated with the faulty gene