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  • Scientist sounds alarm: COVID vaccines producing symptoms of Parkinson’s, other neurodegenerative disorders

    07/27/2021 4:02:18 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 134 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/22/2021 | Children’s Health Defense
    July 22, 2021 (Children’s Health Defense) – As cases pile up (445 as of July 9) of the reportedly “rare” neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome in people who received a COVID vaccine — forcing the sluggish U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add a warning label to the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shot — scientists are issuing urgent warnings about a possible tsunami of other types of neurological injuries.Immunologist J. Bart Classen, one-time National Institutes of Health (NIH) contract scientist and proprietor of Classen Immunotherapies, a Maryland biotechnology firm, published a paper in February outlining the potential for messenger RNA...
  • Can Blood from Young People Slow Aging? Silicon Valley Has Bet Billions It Will

    04/08/2021 6:11:50 AM PDT · by bitt · 92 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 4/7/2021 | ADAM PIORE
    The Spanish firm Grifols helped set off a kerfuffle last year when it, along with other firms, offered nearly double the going price for blood donations for a COVID-19 treatment trial. Brigham Young University in Idaho had to threaten some enterprising students with suspension to keep them from intentionally trying to contract COVID-19. The trial failed, however, and now the Barcelona-based firm is hoping to extract something far more valuable from the plasma of young volunteers: a set of microscopic molecules that could reverse the process of aging itself. Earlier this year, Grifols closed on a $146 million-deal to buy...
  • Please pray for my dear parents

    12/30/2020 4:19:39 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 51 replies
    12/30/2020, 6:02 AM | Patriot777
    My Beloved fellow FReepers, please lift up in prayer my dear parents, who are suffering so much with various disorders and illnesses. My Dad is in terrible pain with his neck vertebrae and has Parkinson Disease, and my precious Mom has lung problems and also suffers from Pseudomonas Aureas in her sinuses. She has lost an astounding amount of weight and is very weak, but she fights as a warrior each and every day and her faith in the Lord is one to be envied by all. My dear Dad is strong in his mind, such a blessing--always learning new...
  • Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett Actor in Original 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 75

    12/17/2020 7:04:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2020 | Ryan Parker, Aaron Couch
    The actor brought one of the franchise's most enduring characters to life, starting with 1980's 'Empire Strikes Back.' Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died after health complications, including several years living with Parkinson's disease. He was 75. Actor Daniel Logan, who grew close with Bulloch after playing a younger version of Boba Fett in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, confirmed that Bulloch died Thursday in his native England. "Jeremy was the one to teach me how to be a gentleman and interact with fans at conventions and show...
  • Diabetes drug found to slow, or in some cases prevent, Parkinson’s

    10/28/2020 9:37:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    newatlas.com ^ | October 27, 2020 | By Rich Haridy
    The diabetes drug exenatide is currently being investigated as a Parkinson's treatment in Phase 3 human trials Esbenklinker/Depositphotos ======================================================================== A large population-based cohort study, led by researchers from University College London, is suggesting some drugs used to treat diabetes may also prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Along with prior research, these new findings help validate an upcoming Phase 3 human clinical trial set to test one particular diabetes drug in Parkinson’s patients. Following several years of conflicting studies, a large and somewhat definitive 2018 study confirmed a link between type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Following several million subjects,...
  • WATCH: British retired Royal Marine suffering from Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever

    10/13/2020 4:12:08 AM PDT · by RandFan · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 12 | Daily Caller
    Watch the moment a British retired Royal Marine suffering from degenerative Parkinson’s Disease had his world changed forever Video..
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    07/09/2020 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 6/26/2020 | Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    06/29/2020 5:41:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.studyfinds.org ^ | June 26, 2020 | by Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • Prayer Request

    05/19/2020 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 101 replies
    FreeRepublic | 5/19/2020 | Self
    Three years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and through a year long process, I have been approved for Deep Brain Stimulation. I have 3 procedures to go through. The firs was on May 5 and I did fine. The second part is tomorrow, May 20, where they use the jig drill to holes in my skull to place the electrodes. I will be fully awake during this part to make sure the probes are placed correctly. There are some pretty cool videos on youtube that show how dramatic the change in tremors is. The third procedure on May...
  • Prayer request

    05/04/2020 12:22:37 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 59 replies
    4/4/202 | Self
    Three years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and through a year long process, I have been approved for Deep Brain Stimulation. I have 3 procedures to go through. The first on May 5 (tomorrow) is the simplest as they make four small incisions in my scalp and place small screws as markers for the MRI and CT which will be used to make a 3d printed jig for the second part. I will be under local anesthesia for this part because they don't want any movement during the CT and MRI. (I'm going to ask them to take...
  • Parkinson's dyskinesia mechanism explained

    05/04/2020 5:45:36 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 01 May 2020
    Many people with Parkinson's disease eventually develop debilitating movements called dyskinesia, a side effect of their much-needed dopamine replacement medication. The mechanism underlying this unwanted side effect has been unknown, until now. An international collaboration led by Scripps Research, Florida has found a key cause, and with it, potentially, a new route to providing relief.
  • Waking up dormant dopaminergic neurons to reverse Parkinson's disease (Reverse early Parkinson’s)

    01/09/2020 9:06:28 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    Institute for Basic Science ^ | January 9, 2020 | Many
    As many as seven to 10 million people in the world are thought to live with Parkinson's disease (PD). Current medical treatments for PD rely on alleviating PD symptoms with little efforts to explore ways to reverse the symptoms. It is firmly believed that abnormal movements of PD begin in the brain where the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter for movement control, is irreversibly impaired. Currently, L-DOPA, a potent PD medication is mainly prescribed to replenish dopamine in the deprived brain. However, such treatment is symptomatic, not disease-modifying therapy. The researchers reported that the symptoms of PD begin when dopaminergic...
  • Pioneering cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease gains funding boost

    12/26/2019 8:52:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    pt ^ | 12.19.19
    An autologous stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD), with a potential to alter disease progression, received a boost when the programme received a seed funding totalling $6.5m from a group of venture capitalist firms. The funding is likely to help the company in advancing the programme to different stages of clinical development. Aspen Neuroscience aims to tackle the disease by using the patient’s own cells obtained via a skin biopsy and turning that into pluripotent stem cells that are then differentiated into dopamine-releasing neurons, which can be introduced back into the patient with the objective of replacing neurons that...
  • New drug curbs delusions in dementia patients, study finds

    12/05/2019 7:04:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | 12/05/2019 | Staff
    If approved, it could not only help people with Parkinson's but also Alzheimer's. A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. That's the result of a study in which the benefit was so clear, the trial was stopped early. If regulators agree, the drug -- pimavanserin -- could become the first new medicine for Alzheimer's in nearly two decades. It's sold under the brand name Nuplazid by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. About 8 million Americans have dementia, and up to 30% develop psychosis. The Associated Press reports pimavanserin targets...
  • Parkinson's Patients are Mysteriously Losing the Ability to Swim After Treatment

    11/27/2019 6:51:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | November 27, 2019 1:00 PM | By Jennifer Walter
    For Parkinson’s patients, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can help control a number of neurological symptoms, like muscle spasms and stiffness. But one weird side effect has surfaced in a string of case studies: Some patients, no matter how good their motor skills, lose their ability to swim after the procedure. Researchers from the University of Zürich in Switzerland published a report today in Neurology identifying nine cases where patients couldn’t stay afloat after DBS. And these people weren’t water-shy, first time doggie paddlers — two of the cases involved former competitive swimmers. And, researchers report, the entire cohort had had...
  • Runner With Parkinson’s Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon

    10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpee—complete with push-up—and then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running. For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance. By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2...
  • GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year

    08/28/2019 8:00:41 AM PDT · by robowombat · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, citing health issues. "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019,"...
  • The wonder drug that could reverse the ageing process

    04/03/2019 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    uk.news.yahoo.com ^ | 3 April 2019 | Sarah Knapton
    With its pudgy body, tired eyes and hair loss, the lower mouse could easily be the father of the sprightly and alert animal nestling alongside. But they are actually the same age, the result of extraordinary trials of drugs which are slowing down or even reversing the ageing process. Scientists now believe that ageing itself is responsible for many major conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. And they think they have found a way to turn it off. Anti-ageing drugs - dubbed ‘senolytics’ - are currently being trialled in humans and unlike previous tests which...
  • George H.W. Bush and Vascular Parkinsonism

    12/06/2018 11:26:01 AM PST · by Western Phil · 13 replies
    Dr. Mirkin's free FITNESS & HEALTH NEWSLETTER ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | Dr. Gabe Mirkin
    On November 30, 2018, George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, died of vascular Parkinsonism, a disease with many of the same risk factors as those for strokes and a heart attack. However, he did not have the two major risk factors for heart attacks: He was not overweight and he exercised regularly (and vigorously, at least in his younger days). -snip- details -snip_ He Did Everything Right Readers of my biographical articles on the deaths of notable people often comment on how frequently I criticize my subjects for their self-destructive lifestyle choices -- lack of exercise, a...
  • Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

    11/10/2018 6:36:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press release. The man was stable after the operation, which was performed last month, and he will now be monitored for two years, the university added. The researchers injected 2.4 million iPS...