My World of Parkinsonian Delights

PD Shakes Up the Web

For your reading delight, here’s “What’s Shakin'” on the Interwebs today in regards to Parkinson’s disease.  The last item looks kinda… familiar.

Brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are progressive disorders that lead to destruction of brain cells and functioning. In ALS, muscle use and mobility are lost, leading to death. … — Wed, 28 Apr 2010 07:40:00 -0700
In Japan, researchers from Kyoto University successfully treated mice with Parkinson’s disease by transplanting “nerve cells developed from their own bone marrow stromal cells.” Journal Of Clinical Investigation 113: 1701-1710, 2004 … — Wed, 28 Apr 2010 07:22:44 -0700
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the brain that results in dopamine depletion in the nigrostriatal pathway. Dopamine is a chemical that relays messages in the brain to control movements of the body. … — Wed, 28 Apr 2010 06:30:00 -0700
Bill Schmalfeldt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 45 in 2000. In 2007 he underwent experimental brain surgery as part of a clinical trial at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He wrote a book about the experience and … — Wed, 28 Apr 2010 06:07:34 -0700
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