Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

'Brain bank' boosts Parkinson's research

A "BRAIN bank" of artificially grown nerve cells is being developed by British researchers studying Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's doesn't just affect the old

Joel Houck used to dream of having a child. In his imagination they would spend weekends tearing up Calton Hill, racing each other as fast as they could, before catching their breath at the top.

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Analysis: Interesting research, but it does not mean it's a breakthrough

Ibuprofen is one of the most commonly used painkillers and is widely available over the counter. But, like all drugs, it has risks.

Painkiller may protect against Parkinson's

A PAINKILLER taken by millions of Britons may offer protection against Parkinson's and even slow progress of the disease, a study suggests.

Back to the future star Michael J Fox launches big boost to Parkinson's research

A MAJOR study into the progression of Parkinson's disease is being launched by Back to the Future actor Michael J Fox.

No cure yet for disease that affects 7.4m people

THERE are about 7.4 million people in the world suffering from Parkinson's disease, and there is currently no cure.

My wife is battling Parkinson's disease, reveals Gavin Hastings

FOR 20 years, Diane Hastings was a tower of strength for her husband Gavin as he led the Scotland rugby team to glory.

Interview: Bryn and Vicky Williams - living with Parkinson's Disease

WHEN Vicky Williams heard her husband, Bryn, sobbing in the bed beside her she decided to take drastic action. Admittedly she was grouchy having been woken in the early hours by the weeping. But she decided she wasn't going to let Bryn wallow in self-pity any longer. "Are you going to cry for the rest of your life?" she snapped at her shocked husband.

Scientists seek cure for Parkinson's using skin from disease victims

SKIN from people with Parkinson's is to be used to grow the brain cells associated with the disease.

Study shows vitamin D shortage can lead to Parkinson's disease

A SHORTAGE of vitamin D can lead to Parkinson's disease and mental decline in old age, new research suggests.

People with Parkinson's 'lack vital drugs'

HUNDREDS of people with Parkinson's disease do not receive vital medication necessary to combat their condition on time in health boards right across Scotland, campaigners have warned.

Parkinson's drugs found to boost compulsive gambling or sex addiction

DRUGS used to treat Parkinson's disease can turn people into compulsive gamblers or sex-addicts, research suggests.

Brain surgery offers Parkinson's sufferers chance of better life

BRAIN surgery can significantly improve the quality of life for some people with Parkinson's disease, research has suggested.

Parkinson's disease charity warns of 'disturbing evidence' of misdiagnosis by GPs

NEW guidelines to prevent the misdiagnosis of patients with Parkinson's disease have been welcomed by campaigners.

MSPs to gift their brains to help find a cure for Parkinson's

A NUMBER of Holyrood MSPs have boosted a campaign to help the victims of Parkinson's disease – by agreeing to donate their brains to scientific research.

Researchers win £5m Parkinson's fund

A TEAM of researchers at the University of Oxford is to receive £5 million to try find a cure for Parkinson's disease, it was announced yesterday.

Transplant drug offers new hope to sufferers of Parkinson's

A DRUG given to transplant patients can protect brain cells from rogue genes that cause Parkinson's disease, say scientists.

Parkinson's research work receives big cash boost

A CITY researcher has received a major funding boost.

Award-winning researcher's stem cell study offers hope for Parkinson's cure

A GROUND-BREAKING stem cell study being carried out in Scotland could finally lead to a cure for Parkinson's disease.

Stem cells offer hope of Parkinson's cure

RESEARCHERS in Scotland are moving closer to developing treatments for Parkinson's disease using stem cells, a conference will hear this week.

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