In a press release by the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke this week, it has been communicated that the clinical trial for Coenzyme Q10 has proven ineffective in slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
We will win some and we will lose some I guess! The greatest thing I can say is that I am thankful that the NINDS performed the clinical trial in order to help find better treatments for those living with PD! One day if enough clinical trials are done, we will get treatments that will slow the progression – or better yet, we . . . → Read More: 26 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Coenzyme Q10 Study Halted For Parkinson’s Disease
The 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk was held in New York’s beautiful Central Park on Saturday, April 16, 2011, and four members of the Parker’s Climb Team were there to join others from around the country for this remarkable event.
Geoffrey and I drove into New York from Boston on Friday evening with George and Larri to attend our first Parkinson’s Unity Walk, and I think we all came away feeling honored to be in the company of so many others from the Parkinson’s community for this day of education and commodore.
Larri and Me – with the . . . → Read More: 78 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk
April 11 has been set aside as World Parkinson’s Day – A day to be observed for the more than 6 million people world wide who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It is exciting to know that people from points all across the world are raising awareness for a disease that is now being diagnosed in a new patient every seven minutes. April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and we are raising awareness! On this day and every day, with enough attention, there will be better treatments and one day a cure!
The more I read about Parkinson’s disease, . . . → Read More: 83 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – World Parkinson’s Day Observed
Geoffrey and I are in New York for the Team Fox Fifth Annual MVP Awards Dinner tonight. It is a great opportunity to meet other people from around the country whose goal is the same as ours – to raise funds for research to end Parkinson’s disease.
We walked from the Upper West Side of the city to Times Square today and the most amazing thing happened while we were out! More than 425 people logged into our blog and learned about Parker’s Climb and our Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition For Parkinson’s Research! Parker’s Climb has come to life in New . . . → Read More: 86 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Team Fox’s Fifth Annual MVP Awards
Another day and another research project released in the quest to slow he progression of Parkinson’s disease. This story comes to us from right up the road in Jupiter, Florida! I am always encouraged to hear of new research being released even though it could still take years to advance this to patient trials and FDA approval.
In an article released by Scripps Florida this week, Scripps researchers gave mice and rats a pill that successfully stalled the disease’s march. In two articles published this week in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the scientists say they’ve found a molecule that . . . → Read More: 143 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – New Drug Stalled Progression Of Parkinson’s In Lab Tests
The month of February thus far seems to be a month rich with the release of new medical research in the field of Parkinson’s disease. A report today involving intranasal stem cell delivery to the brains of laboratory rats with Parkinson’s symptoms has brought positive results – extremely positive results worth celebrating.
It is a fact that there can be significant differences in these therapies and in human testing, but I try to take the positive view – these research projects are occurring with promising results – which hopefully will translate to additional research – eventually advancing to human . . . → Read More: 144 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Groundbreaking Stem Cell Therapy In Parkinson’s Disease
Being the product of parents who were born and raised in the great state of Alabama, has always made me proud of my southern roots. Living in the beautiful state of Alabama after high school, attending college and working there, I really came to appreciate true southern hospitality. You just cannot live around southerners without becoming somewhat southern. It is a choice you are proud to make because it is genuine, and filled with warmth and a certain charm.
Don’t get me wrong, I was born and raised in Indiana, and I am very proud of my midwestern heritage . . . → Read More: 168 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parkinson’s Research In The Great State Of Alabama
I am a huge supporter of our democratic process and hope everyone plans to vote this next Tuesday. I can honestly say that I have never missed voting in an election since turning the legal voting age. This year, I donated on more than one occasion in support of the candidates that I support, and I have spent considerable time reading to learn where my own local candidates stand on issues that are important in my view to our future.
Having said that, I will be very happy when the elections are over. For the first time in over two . . . → Read More: 247 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Political Campaign Spending – A Parker’s Climb Proposal