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Parkinson Disease or PD - Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills and speech. Click here to hear Carol Meenen's PD Story
Love And Best Wishes
This is the first poem Carol Meenen sent to Andre Clark. This is the song that started it all! Love And Best Wishes has a touching story line and a pleasing country flavor. Ashlie Sweger was chosen to sing this song because of her personal relationship with Parkinson's Disease. Being one of her first recording experiences, we thank Ashlie for singing this song. Please enjoy Love And Best Wishes.
Poem: Carol Meenen
Lyrics: Carol Meenen/Andre Clark
Music: Andre Clark
Vocals: Ashlie Sweger
Guest Musicians: Alan Ross, Harmonica - Don Williams, Piano
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|Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT|
Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma
Leukemia Drug Prevents Build-Up Of Toxic Brain Protein
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have used tiny doses of a leukemia drug to halt accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson's disease in the brains of mice. This finding provides the basis to plan a clinical trial in humans to study the effects...
|Mon, 13 May 2013 01:00:00 PDT|
Researchers Unleash The Watchdog Protein To Slow The Progression Of Parkinson's Disease
Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson's disease McGill University researchers have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease. Collaborating teams led by Dr. Edward A. Fon at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, and Dr...
|Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT|
Dietary Nicotine In Peppers May Reduce Risk Of Developing Parkinson's Disease
New research reveals that Solanaceae - a flowering plant family with some species producing foods that are edible sources of nicotine - may provide a protective effect against Parkinson's disease...
|Sat, 11 May 2013 00:00:00 PDT|
Seniors / Aging
Slowing Down The Aging Process By Boosting "Cellular Garbage Disposal"
Scientists say that a gene, called parkin, can delay the onset of aging and make fruit flies live longer. They believe their findings might have important implications for the aging process and development of disease in human beings. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)...
|Fri, 10 May 2013 01:00:00 PDT|
Stem Cell Research
Transplanted Human Brain Cells Grow In Mice
A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that these cells might one day be used to treat people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity...
|Thu, 09 May 2013 12:00:00 PDT|
Eating Foods With Nicotine Could Help Prevent Parkinson's Disease
Certain species of a flowering plant family called "Solanaceae" have chemical properties that can help prevent the development of Parkinson's disease. Some of the species are edible sources of nicotine, a chemical which is thought to have a neuroprotective effect upon dopaminergic neurons, providing a protective effect against the disease...
|Thu, 09 May 2013 01:00:00 PDT|
Neurology / Neuroscience
Clues To A Fundamental Principle Underlying Sensory And Brain Rhythms
When animals are on the hunt for food they likely use many senses, and scientists have wondered how the different senses work together. New research from the laboratory of CSHL neuroscientist and Assistant Professor Adam Kepecs shows that when rats actively use the senses of smell (sniffing) and touch (through their whiskers) those two processes are locked in synchronicity...