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Study explains how exercise can slow Parkinson's disease

Study explains how exercise can slow Parkinson's disease

Health
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus conducted a study that suggests why exercise can help Parkinson's patients slow the disease's progression.The critical components are the DJ-1 protective gene and the alpha-synuclein protein, according to a news release announcing the study.Humans born with a mutated version of the DJ-1 gene get severe symptoms of Parkinson's disease at a younger age than others. Alpha-synuclein molecules bundle together in the brain to help precipitate neurological decline in Parkinson's patients.In the study from Colorado research associate professor Wenbo Zhou and professor Dr. Curt Freed, mice with Parkinson's were grouped into two categories: those with exercise wheels and those without.After three months, the mice with ...
USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

Business
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain.Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts.It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducting sea trials."Saxon Warrior was a perfect platform to test how far we've come because we started from scratch," Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Capps said in a press release."We're trying to get in a position that when the Queen Elizabeth comes online, we can operate her as an embryonic carrier s...