Policy, Advocacy, News - 8/30/2013

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Report ImageScientists: U.S. No Longer Global Leader in Research Due to Cuts
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology released its 2013 report on government-funded scientific research titled "Unlimited Potential, Vanishing Opportunity." Learn more.

Affordable Care Act Question of the Week
How has the ACA impacted Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage? Learn more.

Institute of Medicine Workshop Calls on Health Care Professionals to see Patients as Partners
The Institute of Medicine recently released a summary of proceedings, which gathered patients and health experts to consider the critical roles patients play as partners in improving and lowering the cost of health care. Learn more.

Share Your Story with AAMC
The Association of American Medical Colleges is looking for stories from researchers and people affected by Parkinson's disease for their new Tumblr, "Research Means Hope." Learn more.


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In The News

Researchers take step toward predicting Parkinson's
USA Today | August 26, 2013
A study published today takes the first major steps toward predicting who will get Parkinson's disease and what the course of their progression will be. More…

Miniature 'human brain' grown in lab
BBC | August 28, 2013
Miniature "human brains" have been grown in a lab in a feat scientists hope will transform the understanding of neurological disorders. More…

Linda Ronstadt, Michael J. Fox Soften 'Cruel' Hand of Parkinson's Disease
ABC News | August 27, 2013
That Linda Ronstadt would lose her powerful voice after a four-decade singing career is the ironic curse of Parkinson's disease. More…

How Parkinson's left Linda Ronstadt unable to sing
CBS News | August 26, 2013
Rock and pop superstar of the 70s Linda Ronstadt says Parkinson's disease has robbed her of her ability to sing. More…

Smart spoon may help stabilize Parkinson's tremors
CBS News | August 22, 2013
For many people living with Parkinson's disease, the mere act of chewing and swallowing can be a challenge. More…

Arlington man with Parkinson’s discovers healing power of boxing
Arlington Citizen-Journal | August 26, 2013
After 40 years of playing the clarinet, 30-year Arlington resident Bruce Hamberlin had to quit because of Parkinson’s disease. More…