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by Dragon / June 11, 2007 1:06 AM PDT
Drug slows and may halt Parkinson's disease

CHICAGO --- Northwestern University researchers have discovered a drug that slows � and may even halt � the progression of Parkinson�s disease. The drug rejuvenates aging dopamine cells, whose death in the brain causes the symptoms of this devastating and widespread disease.

D. James Surmeier, the Nathan Smith Davis Professor and chair of physiology at Northwestern University�s Feinberg School of Medicine, and his team of researchers have found that isradipine, a drug widely used for hypertension and stroke, restores stressed-out dopamine neurons to their vigorous younger selves. The study is described in a feature article in the international journal Nature, which will be published on-line June 10.
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That's almost as good as reversing it.
by drpruner / June 11, 2007 7:43 AM PDT
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(At last some hope for &#65533. Happy )

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I googled that gibberish and got
by Dragon / June 11, 2007 8:22 AM PDT

a bunch of hits. Odd thing to happen, when you think you are just copy pasting normal type.

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Nah, we would rather chalk it up
by drpruner / June 11, 2007 2:18 PM PDT

to Dragon Weird. Happy

You may have a problem at your end. On another thread you have a duplicate post, but mine are flagged and blocked every time. Talk to your ISP, maybe.

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I've often spoken to
by Dragon / June 11, 2007 2:31 PM PDT

but he (or she?) never answers.

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Hope it pans out!
by Angeline Booher / June 11, 2007 8:59 AM PDT
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My mother developed it following a stroke, but luckily was able to be controlled on the medication available a good while ago.

This new one sounds promising!

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