PAN: Policy, Advocacy, News - Week of 7/8/2013

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to receive 2013 Udall Award
Eric Shinseki, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will receive the 2013 Morris K. Udall Award for Public Service at this year’s Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner on October 8Learn More.

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $30.95 billion for NIH for FY 2014
On July 11, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2014 Labor-HHS-Education and related agencies appropriations bill, which includes $30.95 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Learn more.

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Take Action With PAN!
Please contact your Members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2013 (H.R. 713/S. 367).
Encourage your Members of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease and increase political leadership for the Parkinson’s community on Capitol Hill.

In The News

Transforming proteins may explain the many faces of Parkinson’s - National Geographic
A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School has identified two distinct strains of the alpha-synuclein protein that may help explain varied symptoms in Parkinson’s patients. More…

Finding simple tests for brain disorders turns out to be complex - NPR
NPR explores the difficulties and limitations of identifying biomarkers for brain disorders. More…

Toxins may be involved in Parkinson’s disease - The Almagest
While no-one really knows what causes Parkinson's disease, it's suspected that there could be a link to environmental toxins. More…

Work at medical college may hold promise for Parkinson’s - Newsradio 620
Work being done at the Medical College of Wisconsin may hold promise for treatment of Parkinson's disease. More…

Magnetic shirts offer independence to people with disabilities - Fox News
In the case of former NC State Football Coach Don Horton, it was a desire to maintain independence while living with Parkinson's disease that inspired his wife to come up with an entrepreneurial solution. More…

Parkinson’s Action Network honors Secretary Eric K. Shinseki - Veterans Today
The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) will honor Eric K. Shinseki, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the Morris K. Udall Award for Public Service. More…