Tag Archives: Parkinson’s Disease

GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson Hospitalized After Fall

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was hospitalized after falling in his new D.C. apartment and suffering four fractured ribs late Tuesday. The Republican’s office said, one day later, that the 74-year-old senator is “in pain but resting and doing well.” “Senator Isakson looks forward to fully recovering and getting back to work for Georgians,” said spokesperson …

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Scientists Revive Cells In Brains From Dead Pigs

The New York Times reports: In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs. The brains did not regain anything resembling consciousness: There were no signs indicating coordinated electrical signaling, necessary for higher functions like awareness and intelligence. But in an experimental treatment, …

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CHINA: Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create two healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of mammals, including dogs, cats, pigs, cows and polo …

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Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

The Today Show reports: Neil Diamond has announced he will stop touring due to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. The legendary singer and songwriter announced on his website Monday that the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform. He cancelled upcoming dates in Australia and New Zealand from his 50th anniversary tour. “It is with great reluctance and …

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Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

NPR reports: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms “about three years ago.” Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update “on my health and the future.” The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle in …

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