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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Human Services for Low Income and At Risk LGBT Populations The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly.  This CEU course provides the results of an assessment of research needs related to human services for LGBT people.  The…

A New Wrinkle in Parkinson’s Disease Research: Skin Cream Ingredient May Stop Effects of Parkinson’s On Brain Cells

The active ingredient in an over-the-counter skin cream might do more than prevent wrinkles. Scientists have discovered that the drug, called kinetin, also slows or stops the effects of Parkinson’s disease on brain cells. Scientists identified the link through biochemical and cellular studies, but the research team is now testing…

Oprah and Einstein photos offer clues about early dementia

You are looking at a woman’s face; the contours and features seem so familiar.  You see the billowing brown hair, the broad smile, the almond-shaped eyes.  You may even be able to describe things about her:  Famous talk show host, actress in “The Color Purple,” philanthropist. You feel a familiar…

Sudden Decline in Testosterone May Cause Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms in Men

The results of a new study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center show that a sudden decrease of testosterone, the male sex hormone, may cause Parkinson’s like symptoms in male mice. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. One of the major roadblocks for…