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  1. Bush Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Bill

    July 20, 2006 -- President Bush used the first veto of his presidency to reject a bill from Congress that would have expanded federally funded medical research using embryonic stem cells. Bush's veto came less than a day after the Senate passed the bill 63-37. Despite the broadly bipartisan vote, th

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  2. Senate OKs Stem Cell Research Bill

    July 18, 2006 -- The Senate voted to greatly expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research Tuesday, even as lawmakers prepared for President Bush to quickly veto the measure. The White House issued an official veto threat Monday, and lawmakers and aides say they expect the president to veto t

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  3. Senate Will Debate Stem Cell Research

    July 14, 2006 -- Lawmakers are expected to support a repeal of President Bush's funding limits on embryonic stem cell research when the Senate takes up a series of bills beginning Monday. Backers of the research are expressing cautious confidence they'll succeed in passing the bill. But they also ex

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  4. FDA OKs Drug for Parkinson's Dementia

    June 28, 2006 -- The FDA approved today the drug Exelon to treat mild to moderate dementia associated with Parkinson's disease . Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disease. It results from the gradual destruction of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls body move

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  5. New Pathway Implicated in Parkinson's

    June 22, 2006 -- A new discovery about a biological pathway involved in Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease may lead to improved treatments that could potentially reverse the course of the devastating disease. A new study shows that the reason certain proteins associated with Parkinson's disease

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  6. Pesticide Use Ups Parkinson's in Men

    June 15, 2006 -- Pesticides up Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease risk -- but only in men, a new study suggests. Using chemicals to kill bugs or weeds -- either at work or at home -- more than doubled men's risk of getting Parkinson's disease. But these pesticides did not change women's risk of

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  7. Infant Formula, Parkinson's Tie Probed

    June 15, 2006 -- Early research in mice shows that being fed iron-fortified formula in infancy may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease late in life. In the study, newborn mice exposed to dietary iron levels similar to those found in infant formula showed evidence

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  8. New Leads in Slowing Parkinson's

    Feb. 24, 2006 -- A new study shows that two compounds -- creatine and minocycline -- might deserve more research to see if they slow down Parkinson's disease. However, the researchers stress that they haven't shown that either compound is safe or effective in treating Parkinson's disease. "This stud

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  9. Eye Cell Implants Help Parkinson's

    Dec. 12, 2005 -- Implants of human retina cells may help soothe shaking and improve movement in people with advanced Parkinson's disease. A new study shows the implants improved motor symptoms, such as muscle rigidity and tremors, by 48% one year after treatment, and those improvements were sustaine

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  10. More Education, More Parkinson's Risk

    Nov. 21, 2005 -- There may be a strange connection between Parkinson's disease and high academic achievers, a new study shows. The findings may have been enough for Roberta Frigerio, MD, and colleagues to do a double take. The highly educated group found that Parkinson's is more common among people

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