Parkinson’s disease

What Robin Williams' Death Tells Us About Parkinson's DiseaseWilliams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.
Casey Kasem Is Missing, Family Gets Legal System InvolvedCasey Kasem’s children have complained that they have been unable to see their father in accordance with an agreement with their stepmother.
Diabetes Drug In Testing May Have Future As Treatment for Parkinson's DiseaseMetabolic Solutions Development Co. LLC has presented new data showing that an investigational drug being studied to treat diabetes, MSDC-0160, had a protective effect on nerve cells in the brain that control movement, balance and walking. These results in laboratory and animal models of Parkinson's disease suggest MSDC-0160 may have the potential to modify the course of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's May Be Added To Medical Marijuana ListA public hearing is planned later this month to add Parkinson's disease to the list of illnesses that would qualify for medical marijuana use in Michigan.
Van Andel Showcases Latest Parkinson's ResearchVan Andel Institute hosted a scientific symposium Sept. 19-20 that gathered some of the world's most noted experts in Parkinson's disease and reinforced the region's growing reputation in the field of Parkinson's research.
Finding Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson's DrugThe Van Andel Institute Wednesday announced that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson's disease spreads through the brain. Experiments in rat models uncover a process previously used to explain mad cow disease, in which misfolded proteins travel from sick to healthy cells.
Study: Weight Training Improves Parkinson's SymptomsNew research suggests weight training for two years significantly improves the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease compared to other forms of exercise such as stretching and balance exercises.
Wayne State Researcher Gets $2.15M NIH Grant To Develop Parkinson's TreatmentsA Wayne State University professor is leading research efforts to develop new treatment options to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nearly six million people around the world
Study: 'Meaningful improvements' Using Gene Therapy in Parkinson's DiseaseA first-of-its-kind study of gene therapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease determined that half of all patients who received the treatment had "clinically meaningful improvements" of their symptoms within six months of surgery
Treatment May Lessen Parkinson's SymptomsAn experimental treatment may offer hope to some Parkinson's Disease sufferers.
Man Plans 300-Mile Harley Ride - Using No Hands