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PixarBio Corporation Founded to Develop Parkinson's Disease Treatments

PixarBio Corporation Founded to Develop Parkinson's Disease Treatments | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
PixarBio Corporation has been launched to research and develop novel biomaterials for long term-personalized drug delivery systems for Parkinson’s Disease.PixarBio’s founding team includes InVivo Therapeutics co-founders Frank Reynolds, and Robert S.
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24th International Symposium - ALS/MND | 12-6 to 12-8-2013

24th International Symposium - ALS/MND | 12-6 to 12-8-2013 | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Registration details for the 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND to be held in Milan, Italy from 6- 8 December 2013.
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A parent's dilemma: Should you let your kid play football?

A parent's dilemma: Should you let your kid play football? | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

Former football players suffering from depression and memory lapses, cognitive and emotional dysfunction, weird neurological diseases with hard-to pronounce names, like chronic traumatic encephalopathy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease | ALS. She learned that helmets protect the skull, not the brain, and that even boys as young as Parker could suffer lasting damage. She found herself sitting in the stands at the youth league championship game, chatting with ...........................

 

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Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, December 13, 2013 8:47 AM

This was cool!! It talked about if  your children should play football. What I got from it was football is in the top 3 most concussion sports! This kid was 4 years old and gave 4 or 5 kids a concussion or knocked them out. If I was the mother, if my child hit someone to the ground or knocked them out. I would get up and walk myself down there grab him and leave. Not cheer on for the little kid to do it again, like in the article. This article intersted me and is a good life lesson article. 

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Stem cell research makes gains

Stem cell research makes gains | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Five years after Michigan voters loosened restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research, the state has become a leader in the emerging science.
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Natalie: I'm #InspiredBy man with ALS who is 'thriving'

Natalie: I'm #InspiredBy man with ALS who is 'thriving' | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Augie Nieto cannot speak or move, but that doesn’t mean he can't inspire others. TODAY’s Natalie Morales met Nieto seven years ago when...
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Doctors diagnose Local Combat Veteran with ALS | *DONATE*

Doctors diagnose Local Combat Veteran with ALS | *DONATE* | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Curran’s wish is that he is able to take his 6-year-old daughter Leia and his 2-year-old daughter Emma to Disney World before he is no longer able to walk.

 

--> Donate to the Curran Family: http://www.gofundme.com/51a8e4

 

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A Clinical Approach | Parkinson’s patients benefit from various experts together in one place

A Clinical Approach | Parkinson’s patients benefit from various experts together in one place | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Parkinson’s patients benefit from various experts together in one place
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Symptoms of Parkinson's disease linked to fungus

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease linked to fungus | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at Rutgers and Emory universities have discovered that a compound often emitted by mold may be linked to symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Bryan Lim Chu Chwen's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:55 AM

Now just wait a second, mushrooms producing alcohol? Alcohol causing brain dysfunction leading to Parkinson's Disease? Take a look people...

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The new EHR? Cigna and Samsung's plan to develop a worldwide digital health improvement platform

The new EHR? Cigna and Samsung's plan to develop a worldwide digital health improvement platform | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

Global health service company Cigna and the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices,Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., have signed a multi-year agreement to co-develop health and wellness related features built into Samsung’s S Health on Samsung’s major smart mobile devices.


S Health is a Samsung platform initiative that will collect and integrate health information for consumers from smartphones and personal health devices.  The S Health app will provide easy to use features in a mobile dashboard to help make health improvement an engaging part of everyday life. Cigna will provide the content, experience and engines for valuable clinical insights.

 


 

 


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Art Jones's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:13 PM

This could prove to be really interesting #TheFutureofHealthcare

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Veterans are fighting for their lives against ALS

Veterans are fighting for their lives against ALS | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
The press has done a very good job of reporting about the challenges our veterans face. We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors. About traumatic brain injury.
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The Cost of the Game, Kevin Turner, former Crimson Tide stand out and NFL Great

The Cost of the Game, Kevin Turner, former Crimson Tide stand out and NFL Great | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
What if you knew you were no longer going to be able to speak? That is the question Kevin Turner is having to face as his body continues to break down because of ALS.

 

 

The Kevin Turner Foundation: http://www.kevinturnerfoundation.org/

 

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$100 Million Gift Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

$100 Million Gift Launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
In a bold and singular step toward delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells, businessman and philanthropist T.
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Legacy - A Ride To Conquer Motor Neurone Disease

Legacy - A Ride To Conquer Motor Neurone Disease | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Diagnosed with ALS/MND (a terminal disease) Ian Davis & Scott Sullivan embark on an epic journey to raise awareness & to leave an enduring mark on this world
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The passing of pioneering brain scientist

The passing of pioneering brain scientist | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
A 60 Minutes producer remembers neuroscientist Dr. Scott Mackler, who we first met in 2008 during his struggle with ALS
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Duke technology offers communication hope for ALS patients

Duke technology offers communication hope for ALS patients | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Duke technology offers communication hope for ALS patients
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“Brain computer interface is exciting to me since ALS will take away my muscles and I [won't] be able to type anymore,” Anderson said.

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Ex-NFL Players Put ‘Trust’ in Cleveland Clinic

Ex-NFL Players Put ‘Trust’ in Cleveland Clinic | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
The long-term effects of sport-related collisions and brain trauma are a growing concern, particularly for retired pro football players. The National Football
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Human Muscle Stem Cell Therapy Gets Help from Zebrafish | Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Human Muscle Stem Cell Therapy Gets Help from Zebrafish | Harvard Stem Cell Institute | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
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Increase in Lou Gehrigs Disease | Hold Intel Accountable for 30 Years of failing to report Pollution

Increase in Lou Gehrigs Disease | Hold Intel Accountable for 30 Years of failing to report Pollution | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Intel failed to report accurate emissions for 30 years, violating federal law, and allowing the company to construct a $3Billion expansion without the...

 

 

DEQ says Intel’s permit estimates come from New Mexico plant calculations.  Today, incidence of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) among Intel's NM neighbors is 25 times higher than expected, and of pulmonary fibrosis nine times higher. Is that the future for Intel's Oregon neighbors?

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Novel therapeutic approach may help make Lou Gehrig`s disease history

Novel therapeutic approach may help make Lou Gehrig`s disease history | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent genetic cause of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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Researchers transmit Parkinson disease variant from humans to mice

Researchers transmit Parkinson disease variant from humans to mice | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
New research using tissue from the Parkinson's UK Brain Bank suggests that a protein called alpha-synuclein causes the spread of nerve cell death in multiple system atrophy (MSA), a Parkinson's-like condition.
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"Smart glasses" can improve gait of Parkinson's patients

"Smart glasses" can improve gait of Parkinson's patients | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

A new app for intelligent glasses, such as Google Glass, will soon make it possible to improve the gait of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and to decrease their risk of falling. Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA Institute have received a grant from the NutsOhra fund for the development of the app.

 

The gait of Parkinson's patients is often disturbed: sometimes this presents as a shuffling movement with the patient taking small steps, or it may result in the patient constantly looking for additional support. Gait disturbance also increases the chance of a fall, despite the progress made in terms of medication. Researchers have established that the gait of patients improves when they regularly see or hear a pattern.

 

Examples might include stripes on the floor, or the regular ticking of a metronome.

 

The researchers, working under the leadership of Prof. Richard van Wezel, who is professor of Neurophysiology at the UT and is also attached to the Donders Institute in Nijmegen, are now looking at exploring the possibility of using the intelligent glasses, such as Google Glass, that are now coming on to the consumer market.

 

Intelligent glasses would be able to provide patients with the regular visual or audible patterns required. These patterns may take the form of moving stripes or shapes which the patient sees through the glasses, flashing shapes, or music with varying tempos. The latest intelligent glasses already have inbuilt cameras and accelerometers. By using these, it will be possible to determine which approach works best for each individual patient.

 


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New Parkinson's Drug Effective Without Side Effects

New Parkinson's Drug Effective Without Side Effects | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Many people living with Parkinson's disease suffer from hallucinations and delusions, but an experimental drug might offer some relief without debilitating side effects.
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9-year-old with Lou Gehrig’s disease treated to tour of HFD

9-year-old with Lou Gehrig’s disease treated to tour of HFD | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it
Houston firefighters helped a 9-year-old boy with Lou Gehrig's disease enjoy a trip of a lifetime.
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Join the International Alliance of ALS/MND Assoc.

Join the International Alliance of ALS/MND Assoc. | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

The International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations was founded in November 1992 to provide a forum for support and the exchange of information between the worldwide associations. More than 50 national patient support and advocacy groups from over 40 countries worldwide have joined together to form the International Alliance.

 

The Alliance’s objectives are:

>To increase awareness of ALS/MND worldwide

>To exchange and disseminate information

>To improve the quality of care

>To stimulate and support research

>To provide an international identity

 

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Amy & pALS | Dedicated to providing ideas about all aspects of Living with ALS

Amy & pALS | Dedicated to providing ideas about all aspects of Living with ALS | #ALS AWARENESS #LouGehrigsDisease #PARKINSONS | Scoop.it

 

MISSION:

Dedicated to providing communication and computer access solutions to people with speech and motor challenges (such as those with ALS), and helping patients, caregivers, families, friends, experts, and advocates exchange ideas about ALL ASPECTS OF LIVING with ALS.

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