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Cycling spectator arrested for not smiling


August 10th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the London Olympic Games a man was recently arrested by the police for his suspicious attitude. It all started out when the man was spotted walking ... Read more...

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Severe flu doubles odds of developing Parkinson’s


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Severe flu doubles the odds of your developing Parkinson's disease later in life, say researchers.However, the reverse holds true for those who got infected with red ... Read more...

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British hospitals running out of vital drugs: Indian-origin MP


April 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) At least 19 health trusts in Britain have written to the department of health warning it of shortage of vital medicines to treat high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Two genes tell how Parkinson’s progresses


February 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Two genes tied to protein accumulation in a Parkinson's patient's brain can tell how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, says a new finding."Our ... Read more...

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Oxidative stress may not be all that harmful


December 7th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-oxidants play a critical role in protecting cells but could also damage them or cause their deaths if they are malfunctioning, a study reveals. This damage ... Read more...

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Scientists track mercury poisoning risk from diets


November 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Mercury in diets could whittle down the power of antioxidants and cause serious threats to health by accumulating in the body, aver scientists. Antioxidants, playing a ... Read more...

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Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

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Michael J. Fox reprises the role of Johnny B. Goode


November 15th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hollywood, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Michael J. Fox reprised the role of Johnny B. Goode in a special Parkinson’s gala over the weekend. The audience was thrilled by the performance of ... Read more...

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Australia opens brain research centre


October 17th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) The world's fifth largest brain research centre was officially opened in this Australian city Monday. The $227 million Melbourne Brain Centre will host 700 researchers, who ... Read more...

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People who punch or kick in sleep signal Parkinson’s


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) You may not have realised it but if you kick or punch at night while asleep, it may be a signal for an early onset of ... Read more...

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Pesticides near workplace raises Parkinson’s risk: Study


May 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) People exposed to pesticides at workplace are at a greater risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, a brain disorder among the aged, a study by the ... Read more...

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Excess copper, iron linked with Alzheimer’s


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The exact causes of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are unknown, but scientists say excess of copper and iron in the human brain may ... Read more...

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Model shows promise to develop therapies for protein folding diseases


April 28th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A computer analysis has shown promise for helping develop therapies for some major diseases.The analysis by two University of Michigan researchers showed that by rescuing proteins that have ... Read more...

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How dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult brain


April 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A study of the salamander brain shown how in acting as a kind of switch for stem cells, neurotransmitter dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in adult ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s disease linked to increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): University of Utah School of Medicine researchers have found strong evidence that Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer and melanoma.They also discovered that ... Read more...

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Study provides new insight into Parkinson’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new study has provided the first link between the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson's and the hallmark accumulation of a protein called alpha-synuclein within the ... Read more...

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Delivering drugs directly to brain may help Alzheimer’s sufferers


March 21st, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Scientists from the University of Oxford have developed a new way to deliver drugs directly to the brain, raising hopes that more effective treatments could be used to ... Read more...

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‘Novel treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease’ found


March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a multi-center gene therapy trial for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease demonstrated reduced symptoms of the progressive movement disorder.The study was designed ... Read more...

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New gene therapy reverses Parkinson’s symptoms


March 17th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a novel gene therapy called NLX-P101 that dramatically reduces movement impairment in Parkinson's patients.The approach introduces a gene into the brain to normalize chemical signalling.The ... Read more...

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Four novel biomarkers that may help diagnose asthma, COPD identified


March 12th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have identified four novel biomarkers that may aid in the diagnosis and management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).According to a study the ... Read more...

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Drug that stops progression of Parkinson’s disease in mice found


March 9th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a drug that stops the progression of Parkinson's disease in mice and is currently being tested on ... Read more...

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‘Key player’ that facilitates Parkinson’s disease found


March 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that PARIS - the protein - facilitates the most common form of Parkinson's disease (PD).The findings could lead to important new targets for ... Read more...

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Ibuprofen may reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Adults who regularly take ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), have about one-third less risk of developing Parkinson's disease than non-users, shows a new study by Harvard School ... Read more...

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Protein pathway find may help solve Parkinson’s disease


March 1st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 01 (ANI): Iowa State University researchers have discovered a protein pathway that may hold the secret to understand Parkinson's disease.Anumantha Kanthasamy, a distinguished professor of biomedical sciences and the W. ... Read more...

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Using amphetamines ‘ups risk of Parkinson’s disease’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.The two are often prescribed to increase ... Read more...

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Study finds two pesticides linked to Parkinson’s disease


February 15th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, is associated with Parkinson's disease.People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

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Scientists produce compound that may treat Parkinson’s disease


February 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The first known compound to show significant effectiveness in protecting brain cells directly affected by Parkinson's disease, a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, has been produced by the ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to drug treatment possibilities for Alzheimer’s


February 11th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new discovery by UC Santa Barbara scientists has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and ... Read more...

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New model paves way for drugs to fight Parkinson’s disease


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): New drugs to combat Parkinson's disease (PD) may soon be available, for researchers have developed a new mammalian model for studying a specific gene mutation commonly found in ... Read more...

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Tea, coffee & chocolate milk- best healthy beverages!


January 14th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new research has described old-school beverages-tea, coffee and low fat or chocolate milk-as the best elixirs for nutrition, health and workout recovery.Research indicates that tea strengthens the ... Read more...

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Woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s after playing on WII Fit


January 13th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 54-year-old mother-of-two has discovered that she has Parkinson’s disease after playing on Nintendo’s Wii Fit.Julie Wilks claim that while playing the game standing on the Balance ... Read more...

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Anne Hathaway would gladly gain weight for a role


December 21st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Anne Hathaway says she would be happy to pile on the pounds for a role.The 28-year-old beauty plays young Parkinson's Disease sufferer Maggie Murdock in 'Love & ... Read more...

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Scientists identify proteins that can check 130 illnesses


December 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Scientists have identified hundreds of brain-related proteins, faults in which cause 130 illnesses including Alzheimer's and autism.The breakthrough could greatly speed the development of new drugs for degenerative ... Read more...

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