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I have Parkinson's diseases and thought it would be nice to have a place where the contents of updated news is found in one place. That is why I began this blog.
I copy news articles pertaining to research, news and information for Parkinson's disease, Dementia, the Brain, Depression and Parkinson's with Dystonia. I also post about Fundraising for Parkinson's disease and events. I try to be up-to-date as possible.
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Each and every one of us can benefit from learning Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese art has been described as “meditation in motion” and is known to prevent and treat many health problems, as documented by several studies.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The following are a few guidelines for healthy eating:
What are some common nutritional concerns for people with PD?
1. Bone thinning
3. Bowel impaction
4. Unplanned weight loss
5. Medication side effects
6. Protein-levodopa interaction
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Research Grants to Help Solve, Treat and End Parkinson's Disease
More Than 30 Scientific Projects Chosen for Potential to Improve the Lives and Futures of People Touched by Parkinson's
International Research Grants | $742,500
David Anderson, Ph.D., and Jay Schneider, Ph.D.,Thomas Jefferson University
Tomas Björklund, Ph.D., Lund University, Sweden
Darren Moore, Ph.D., Van Andel Research Institute
Matthias Schröeter, M.D., Ph.D., and Karsten Müller, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany
Georgia Sotiropoulou, Ph.D., University of Patras, Greece
Kathy Steece-Collier, Ph.D., and Fredric P. Manfredsson, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Antonio Strafella, M.D., Ph.D., Toronto Western Hospital, Canada
Malú Tansey, Ph.D., and Yoland Smith, Ph.D., Emory University
Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships | $300,000
Mian Cao, Ph.D., mentor: Pietro De Camilli, M.D., Yale University
Damien J. Ellens, M.D., mentor: Daniel K. Leventhal, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan
Nan Li, Ph.D., mentor: Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amelie Soumier, Ph.D., mentor: Aryn H. Gittis, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Kateri Spinelli, Ph.D., mentor: Vivek K. Unni, M.D., Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Zhihao Wu, Ph.D., mentor: Bingwei Lu, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
Collaborative Fellowships | $142,500
(In partnership with the American Brain Foundation)
Parkin Overexpression as a Therapeutic StrategyAmber Van Laar, M.D., mentor: J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
(In partnership with the Parkinson Study Group)
A Functional MRI Study of Dopamine’s Effects on the Stability & Flexibility of Working Memory in Parkinson’s
Robert White III, M.D., Ph.D., mentors: Jill Ostrem, M.D., and Mark D’Esposito, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
(In partnership with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Noninvasive Stimulation of Functional Neural Networks for Remote Brain Modulation & Tremor Reduction in Parkinson’s Disease
David Fischer, mentor: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Côté Clinical Genetics Initiative | $110,000
Aiqun Li, Ph.D., mentor: Scott A. Noggle, Ph.D., New York Stem Cell Foundation
Ping-Yue Pan, Ph.D., mentor: Zhenyu Yue, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Summer Student Fellowships | $48,000
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is committed to funding the highest caliber of science to solve, treat and end Parkinson's disease. Since 1957, PDF has dedicated $105 million to research, which has contributed to major advances in science such as the discovery of genes linked to Parkinson's disease and development of levodopa. As part of its funding, PDF is particularly focused on developing a strong pipeline of future leaders in research and care, and remains the largest private funder of specialized movement disorder training in the United States. In 2014, PDF is funding three research centers, 39 scientific projects and training for nine clinical fellows, and is supporting more than 15 scientific meetings, conferences and professional development awards for students. A full list of this year's research projects is available on the PDF website atwww.pdf.org/results_funded.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated over $105 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and over $44 million to support national education and advocacy programs.