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University of California experts explore the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for this movement disorder.

Parkinson's Disease (Video) UCTV

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University of California experts explore the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for this movement disorder.

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    Reversing a Model of Parkinson's Disease with In Situ Converted Nigral Neurons - Breaking News in Stem Cells August

    Reversing a Model of Parkinson's Disease with In Situ Converted Nigral Neurons - Breaking News in Stem Cells August

    Xiang Dong Fu, PhD shares the findings of his paper published in the June 24, 2020 issue of Nature. By investigating a strategy to directly convert astrocytes to dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra, the research shows a potentially powerful and clinically feasible approach to treating neurodegeneration by replacing lost neurons. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36179]

    • 1 hr 15 min
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    A Closer Look at...Parkinson's Disease

    A Closer Look at...Parkinson's Disease

    Irene Litvan, MD; Don Cleveland, PhD; and David Higgins, PhD, discuss the next generation of treatments for Parkinson's Disease and offer a patient's perspective in this conversation on the cutting edge stem cell research. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36076]

    • 1 hr 25 min
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    Research Updates on Parkinsonian Disorders - Research on Aging

    Research Updates on Parkinsonian Disorders - Research on Aging

    Irene Litvan, MD, FAAN, FANA, Director of UC San Diego’s Movement Disorder Program, discusses the latest advances in detection and treatment of Parkinsonian Disorders including examples of her fascinating work in PSP and Parkinson’s disease. She will also provide practical advice for reducing the risk of developing these disorders. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30569]

    • 1 hr 25 min
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    Crowdsourcing Science Parkinson's and Stem Cells - Exploring Ethics

    Crowdsourcing Science Parkinson's and Stem Cells - Exploring Ethics

    Parkinson's disease (PD) affects more than a million people in the US. Jeanne Loring, professor and the founding director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, discusses current research and potential future therapies for PD. In 2012, a partnership of scientists, clinicians, PD patients, and patient advocates was formed to develop a therapy for PD using patients' own skin cells that can be transformed into dopamine neurons, which can then be transplanted to their brains to restore lost cells. With further support from the foundation and granting agencies, the research and clinical partners hope to transplant cells to the first patient in about three years. This kind of partnership is unprecedented, and is inspiring for both the researchers and the patients, who are working together to develop the first effective therapy for PD. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30484]

    • 59 min
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    Parkinson's and Cognition with Vincent Filoteo - On Our Mind

    Parkinson's and Cognition with Vincent Filoteo - On Our Mind

    While Parkinson’s disease is widely known as a motion disorder, it affects other areas of the brain including cognition. Bill Mobley welcomes Vincent Filoteo in a discussion of his efforts to understand these effects both as early signs of the disease and to devise treatments to ameliorate these cognitive effects. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30724]

    • 14 min
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    Parkinson’s Disease: Environmental Factors and Epidemiology - On Our Mind

    Parkinson’s Disease: Environmental Factors and Epidemiology - On Our Mind

    Bill Mobley welcomes epidemiologist Harvey Checkoway in a fascinating discussion about exploring and revealing environmental factors contributing to Parkinson’s Disease and other motion disorders. Series: "Brain Channel" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30530]

    • 16 min

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