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Saturday, November 8, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
- Scientists at Sweden's Lund University have hailed study a 'breakthrough'
- Found stem cells can heal the damage caused by Parkinson's disease
- Parkinson's UK said there remain many questions before human trials
Comedian Billy Connolly revealed last year he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
The Scottish actor, 71, was diagnosed by a doctor in a hotel lobby, who spotted that his gait suggested he was showing early signs of the illness.
|But Parkinson's UK has said there are still questions that must be answered before human trials can proceed. The disease is caused by the loss of nerve cells in the brain that produce the chemical dopamine, which helps to control mood and movement|
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2825248/Damage-caused-Parkinson-s-disease-healed-using-stem-cells.html#ixzz3IQopy8t7
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|Parkinson's is one of the commonest neurodegenerative diseases|
These were injected into the rats' brains, and the researchers found that the damage was reversed.
- Of 419 participants with PD followed in the study, 224 with an average age of 62 had left the workforce by their last follow-up appointment, slightly higher than the average age of 61 for the general US population.
- Of the 224 participants who were no longer working,150 (67 percent) retired, 59 (26 percent) went on disability and 28 (13 percent) left their jobs.
- In comparison with participants who remained employed, those who left the workforce were more likely to be female, older, have a lower income and have lived with PD longer. They also had greater depression, anxiety and overall psychiatric distress and worse mental health-related quality of life, which were present at their first medical visit.
- The working and non-working groups showed no significant differences in race, education, marital status and PD-related medical conditions.
What Does It Mean?
Thursday, November 6, 2014
- Shane Grealish, Elsa Diguet, Agnete Kirkeby, Bengt Mattsson, Andreas Heuer, Yann Bramoulle, Nadja Van Camp, Anselme L. Perrier, Philippe Hantraye, Anders Björklund, Malin Parmar. Human ESC-Derived Dopamine Neurons Show Similar Preclinical Efficacy and Potency to Fetal Neurons when Grafted in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease. Cell Stem Cell, 2014; 15 (5): 653 DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.09.017
- Chris M. Woodard, Brian A. Campos, Sheng-Han Kuo, Melissa J. Nirenberg, Michael W. Nestor, Matthew Zimmer, Eugene V. Mosharov, David Sulzer, Hongyan Zhou, Daniel Paull, Lorraine Clark, Eric E. Schadt, Sergio Pablo Sardi, Lee Rubin, Kevin Eggan, Mathew Brock, Scott Lipnick, Mahendra Rao, Stephen Chang, Aiqun Li, Scott A. Noggle. iPSC-Derived Dopamine Neurons Reveal Differences between Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Parkinson’s Disease. Cell Reports, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.10.023