22 May
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What’s Hot in PD? Is DBS Plus a Viable Future Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?

Over the past two decades, deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been extremely successful. It has been estimated that DBS has meaningfully helped tens of thousands of patients worldwide, improving tremor, dyskinesia, on-off fluctuations and several other Parkinson’s symptoms. DBS has however, fallen short in addressing disease progression issues […]

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19 May
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What’s Hot in PD? Is DBS Plus a Viable Future Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?

Over the past two decades, deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been extremely successful. It has been estimated that DBS has meaningfully helped tens of thousands of patients worldwide, improving tremor, dyskinesia, on-off fluctuations and several other Parkinson’s symptoms. DBS has however, fallen short in addressing disease progression issues […]

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22 Feb
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Continuation of a Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Feasibility of Implanting Autologous Peripheral Nerve Grafts in Subjects with Parkinson’s Disease Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery and Treatment

A new procedure under study at Kentucky Neuroscience Institute implants nerve cells into the brains of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  Preliminary results indicate the procedure helps control symptoms and may slow the disease’s progression. “With these studies we want to figure out how the graft affects patients long-term,” said Craig van Horne, MD, PhD, […]

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14 Feb
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Industry Efforts Aid Parkinson’s Research

Ann Hanley, wife of WinStar Farm General Manager David Hanley, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 49 and instead of letting it get her down, she was inspired and empowered. She started the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund and teamed up with the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Craig Van Horne and Professor […]

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14 Feb
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UK Parkinson’s research offers hope, promise

Standing at the pulpit, leading a congregation in song, Bill Crawford felt a familiar, foreboding numbness in his toes. Within seconds, those toes curled down in his shoes like a bird clamping onto a wire. Pain spread through his feet and up his legs, twisting them to one side. He knew what came next: Uncontrollable […]

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14 Feb
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WinStar Constellation Feature: Night for A Cure

Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore and WinStar teamed up to host Night For A Cure in July to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund. Hanley, the wife of WinStar’s General Manager David Hanley, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 50 and is working closely with a research team led by Dr. Greg Gerhardt and Dr. […]

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13 Feb
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Experimental treatment for Parkinson’s at UK showing early promise

Parkinson’s disease was given a very public face when actor Michael J. Fox was first diagnosed with it nearly 30 years ago. It’s a debilitating disease that affects about one million people in this country. There’s no could eventually reverse the effects the disease has on the body. In music, timing is everything. Bill Crawford, […]

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13 Feb
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Patient turned advocate Ann Hanley inspires fundraiser for Parkinson’s research

Last week, more than 300 people gathered to honor a special person and her work. That person is Ann Hanley. Her work: the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund, which supports research at the University of Kentucky. Hanley was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49. Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease that damages and […]

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