Update on Human Stem Cells & Parkinson’s
Bruce

Update on Human Stem Cells & Parkinson’s

Two weeks ago I posted the news that a Japanese research team seems to have cured Parkinson’s disease in monkeys by implanting human stem cells in their brains.  The stem cells came from adult humans, some of whom had PD and others who did not.  Their cells were configured to produce dopamine in the monkeys’ brains. …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Human Stem Cells Seem to Cure Parkinson’s in Monkeys
Bruce

Human Stem Cells Seem to Cure Parkinson’s in Monkeys

According to an article in Scientific American, researchers in Japan have successfully used human stem cells to fight Parkinson’s disease in monkeys.  The stem cells came not from human embryos, but from adults, some of whom had PD and some not.  The scientists jiggered the cells so that they started producing dopamine in the monkey’s brains, …

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Swimming Lake George – 2017
Bruce

Swimming Lake George – 2017

This past weekend I swam a 2.5 kilometer (1.5 mile) open water race in Lake George, New York, to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  Before we get to the photos, please click here to support me! Click! And now, on with the story! Wake up, Parky 1, 2 and …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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