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Research published in Nature Medicine has shown that therapeutic cloning, also known as somatic-cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), can be used to treat Parkinson’s in mice.
Vacancy freezes and fears of redundancy and downgrading are continuing to plague the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) as it heads for a £1.8 billion surplus, a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) survey has found.
Naturally elevated levels of the antioxidant urate, a normal blood component, may slow down the progression of Parkinson’s in men, according to a report published in Archives of Neurology in April.
A 2006 study by University of North Carolina researchers indicated that people with low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol were more likely to develop Parkinson’s than those with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
The Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK (PDS) is to fund a large-scale research project into compulsive behaviours linked to some medications, primarily dopamine agonists.
Parkinson’s Disease Talk Live is a weekly webcast run by husband and wife team, Rich and Kim Rozek, who live in Indiana, US. Rich, a singer/songwriter well known in Europe’s hard rock underground, was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s eight years ago.
Austrian neurologist Regina Katzenschlager discusses the current therapeutic uses of the dopamine agonist apomorphine.
Bridget McCall interviews Marten Munneke, co-founder of the innovative ParkinsonNet programme, about the latest developments.
Jackie Russell discusses the advantages of exercise for people with Parkinson’s.
Lizzie Graham asks Morry Krispijn, Dutch salsa teacher, about the benefits of this ‘saucy’ dance routine to people with Parkinson’s.
Bridget McCall provides a checklist for all people with Parkinson’s who drive.
Lizzie Graham reports on an exciting new ‘buddying’ initiative.