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2009-12-15 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation announced $1.7 million in funding to drive new and continuing Parkinson's research projects at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Mayo Clinic Arizona, sites of the Arizona Parkinson's Disease Consortium.

2009-12-10 15:27:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to accelerate promising therapeutic targets through the development pipeline toward clinical trials and, ultimately, patient care, The Michael J.

2009-10-13 10:47:19

Both genetic and pathologic data indicate a role for the neuronal protein alpha-synuclein in Parkinson disease.

2009-08-01 07:51:01

Parkinson's disease is well-known for impairing movement and causing tremors, but many patients also develop other serious problems, including sleep disturbances and significant losses in cognitive function known as dementia.

2009-07-28 09:00:00

Accumulation of the synaptic protein alpha-synuclein, resulting in the formation of aggregates called Lewy bodies in the brain, is a hallmark of Parkinson's and other related neurodegenerative diseases.

2009-07-13 13:07:28

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have turned simple baker's yeast into a virtual army of medicinal chemists capable of rapidly searching for drugs to treat Parkinson's disease.

2009-04-30 11:36:38

In a study that reveals the clearest picture to date of neuron death in Parkinson's disease, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that a trio of culprits acting in concert is responsible for killing the brain cells.

2009-04-02 12:31:22

A research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla has identified a protein in the brain of mice that protects neurons from excessive inflammation, which can lead to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

2009-03-01 09:07:56

Teams of scientists from Australia and the United States have used yeast and mammalian cells to discover a connection between genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson's disease.

2009-02-26 13:45:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ProteoTech Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research. In collaboration with Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc.


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