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2010-11-03 16:18:35

A team of scientists from Japan and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new mouse model that confirms that mutations of a protein called beta-synuclein promote neurodegeneration.

2010-09-20 22:18:48

A protein linked to Parkinson's disease may cause neurodegeneration by inhibiting autophagy—the process in which cells digest some of their contents.

2010-09-10 12:09:20

Yeast could be a powerful ally in the discovery of new therapeutic drugs to treat Parkinson's disease says a scientist presenting his work at the Society for General Microbiology's autumn meeting in Nottingham today.

2010-07-06 12:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced nearly $1.1 million for projects aimed at advancing the development of leading biomarker candidates for Parkinson's disease.

2010-06-16 14:05:00

UC San Diego researchers say too much alpha-synuclein shuts down cell communications, helps cause dementia.

2010-04-23 10:44:00

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced more than $3 million in previously unannounced awards ending the first quarter of 2010.

2010-03-02 14:15:00

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research announced up to $5.75 million in total funding available under its three 2010 Critical Challenges.

2010-02-09 16:35:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to do whatever it takes to speed development of life-transforming treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease, The Michael J.

2010-01-19 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to speed development of transformative treatments for Parkinson's disease, The Michael J.

2009-12-28 16:59:32

FINDINGS: Several structurally similar small molecules appear capable of protecting cells from alpha-synuclein toxicity, a hallmark of Parkinson's disease.


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