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July 30, 2004

Sex and MS, Nationwide Parkinson's Survey

When one partner is diagnosed with MS, it can have a big effect on the couple's sex life.

The Parkinson's Registry is "the first nationwide (USA) survey to compile data on Parkinson's disease from people with the disease." It is being organized by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center (MAPRC).

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July 14, 2004

Epilepsy Medicine, Lou Gehrig's Research, Huntington's Research

Epilepsy sufferers in the UK were relieved this week to find out an important epilepsy drug would not be withdrawn from the market.

Scientists have uncovered evidence that links Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) and a problem with the mitochondria.

Researchers have had some success in silencing a gene in mice that is similar to the one that causes Huntington's Disease in humans.

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July 12, 2004

James Doohan Diagnosed, New Alzheimer's Drug, Epilepsy Research

Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original Star Trek series, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

A French company is working on a promising new Alzheimer's Drug. There has been success in animals and human studies are set to begin.

A study has shown that eating a low-carb diet may reduce daytime sleepiness in people with narcolepsy.

Scientists have had success in preventing epilepsy in mice by switching off a gene.

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