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Parkinson's Disease

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  • Alan Trounson, California's Dr. Stem Cell

    In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
  • 'Side Effects' remains stuck in the bedroom

     'Side Effects' remains stuck in the bedroom
    "Side Effects May Include …," the new solo comedy from the "Seinfeld" writer Marc Jaffe and playwright Eric Coble, bills itself as a play about Parkinson's disease. By Act 2, it feels very much like a show about sex. That's because an increased...
  • Paul Greenberg: Holden at 65

    (With apologies to J.D. Salinger) It was the end of the day at Caulfield and Caplan on Madison, and time for Holden's daily conference and drink with his junior partner, which over the years had become more drink than conference. Most of the offices...
  • Babcock shows grace, humor, humility in Virginia Tech introduction

    BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock is a college coach's son. He played college baseball and has worked in college sports administration for most of his adult life. "Indirectly or directly, I've been preparing to sit up here for 43 years," Babcock said...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Success, integrity, courage mark Weaver's Virginia Tech legacy

    Success, integrity, courage mark Weaver's Virginia Tech legacy
    The morning after found Jim Weaver at peace and reflective, more convinced than ever of his life-altering decision, and moved by others' response. Weaver announced Tuesday that he is retiring as Virginia Tech's athletic director. His tenure was...
  • Perhaps the first drug to slow progression of Parkinson's disease

     
    Using a new kind of clinical trial, researchers may have discovered the first drug that can actually delay the progression of Parkinson's disease, a disabling and ultimately fatal neurological disorder. Several drugs are available that can mitigate the...
  • A new portrait of the where -- and the who -- of Parkinson's disease

     
    Mapping cases of Parkinson's disease, the second-most common neurodegenerative disease behind Alzheimer's, might prove illuminating. We could see where the progressive condition is more common and maybe get some potential research leads. Scientists at...
  • Magic spend time with Apopka student with cerebral palsy after shootaround

     
    The Magic play the New York Knicks tonight at 7 p.m. It's not exactly a marquee matchup and as we've discussed (and discussed and discussed) the Magic will be playing to surpass the Los Angeles Lakers for home court advantage in the playoffs. Everybody'...
  • Children with disabilities enjoy a day of saltwater fishing thanks to Fish for Life

     
    A special group of anglers recently went out for a chartered day of saltwater fishing aboard the 95-foot vessel Dana Pride out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing. The group included many who have never been fishing, or on a boat --......
  • Autism and romance mix in live-via-Internet 'On the Spectrum'

     
    L.A. playwright Ken LaZebnick tackles autism and romance in `On the Spectrum,' premiering Saturday in Minneapolis. Its Nov. 22 performance can be seen live over the Internet....