Posts Tagged ‘Parkinson’s Disease’

Michael J. Fox Funds Parkinson’s Research in Galway

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, founded by and named for actor, author, and advocate Michael J. Fox, announced that it is awarding $300,000 to NUI Galway for researchers to develop an approach to brain repair for Parkinson’s disease. Brain repair for Parkinson’s involves transplanting healthy cells into the brain, a process that has not beenRead more..

Parkinson’s Disease:
My Father’s Strength

His physical strength was his currency, now it’s his patience and forbearance. On the afternoon before my college graduation in 1999, there was a ceremony for graduates who were getting department prizes. My father was a New York City tunnel worker (a “sandhog”) and at that time he was working on Roosevelt Island, a 20-minuteRead more..