Category Archives: Parkinson’s Disease

Neil Diamond Retires Due To Parkinson’s Disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Gaining Momentum After nearly 50 years on the pop charts, Neil Diamond announced his retirement to tackle Parkinson’s disease. Concert dates in Australia and New Zealand that were set for March and April as part of Mr. Diamond’s … Continue reading

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More Evidence That Parkinson’s A Transmissible Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Spreads With Help From Proteins In Parkinson’s disease, the protein alpha-synuclein aggregates within neurons of patients and appears to propagate across interconnected areas of the brain. How this happens remains largely unknown. It has been proposed that alpha-synuclein … Continue reading

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Prion Science Putting Dementia In Perspective

Alzheimer’s, Creutzfeldt-Jakobs, Parkinson’s Disease All Part Of Prion Spectrum Editor’s Note: On September 9, 2015 additional research adds to the evidence that suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is a transmissible disease. Scientists have shown that tissues can transmit symptoms of the disease between … Continue reading

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Faroe Researcher Connects Whale Consumption To Parkinson’s Disease

Whales An Indicator Of Neurological Disease Upstream Sick animals and sick people can tell us a lot about the health of our environment. A study in Denmark is raising red flags. There could be a common thread between dead whales … Continue reading

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Ann Romney Launches Center To Study Neurological Diseases

Center Seeks Cures, Treatments For Brain Disease By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Today at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Romneys are launching the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases, a research facility that will focus on finding cures and … Continue reading

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Robin Williams’ Health Compounded By Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Suicide Adds Spotlight To Diagnosis, Integrated Treatment Days after Robin Williams’ death, his wife Susan Schneider revealed the actor had been diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Upon hearing the news, Williams’ friend and Parkinson’s activist Michael J. Fox took … Continue reading

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African Plant Offers Possible Treatment For Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Voacanga A Trusted Traditional Medicine For hundreds of years, healers in São Tomé e Príncipe—an island off the western coast of Africa—have prescribed cata-manginga leaves and bark to their patients. These pickings from the Voacanga africana tree are said to decrease inflammation … Continue reading

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Research Institute Expands Parkinson’s Disease Program

Prion Scientists Add Capacity To Neurodegenerative Sciences  Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science continues to expand its research portfolio and increase its impact in the field of Parkinson’s disease research. The Center recently appointed Dr. Jiyan Ma, whose laboratory studies prions, … Continue reading

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Conference Investigates Prion Diseases

Prion Epidemic Striking Mammals Globally Editor’s Note: According to Nobel-Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Chronic Wasting, and Mad Cow disease all are forms of prion disease. One could argue that we have epidemics in Alzheimer’s and Chronic Wasting … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Has Hold On Millions of People

Neurodegenerative Disorders Rising Globally Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, and it is estimated to affect some 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Two Parkinson’s disease research projects at Danish drugmaker Lundbeck will receive … Continue reading

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