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2014-04-18 12:22:35

Join us at the largest grassroots event in the U.S. to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research KINGSTON, N.J., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 20(th) Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk is the largest grassroots event for Parkinson's disease; uniting thousands of supporters from across the country in a common goal; to raise...

2014-04-04 12:27:48

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sbjkkl/deep_brain ) has announced the addition of the "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) A rise in ageing population has been found to be the major causative factor for development of Parkinson's...

2014-04-03 12:30:25

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management SummaryGBI Research has released the pharma report "Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Pipeline Shows Shift Towards Long Term Disease Management". The...

2014-03-31 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), continuing a repurposed drug approved for hypertension to Phase III testing for slowing Parkinson's progression. The trial investigating the compound isradipine will be the most advanced, current study into a disease-modifying therapy for...

2014-03-28 16:22:24

Supports Partnerships Between Patient Advocates and Scientists at Four Leading Parkinson's Research Centers NEW YORK, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $20,000 in grant funding to support patient-centered research at four leading Parkinson's disease research institutions. The grants are provided through PDF's first Parkinson's Advocates in Research (PAIR) Leadership Awards. These awards support partnerships...

2014-03-13 16:27:32

Research Areas Chosen by People with Parkinson's through PDF Community Choice Research Awards NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce $30,000 in funding to address two disabling, yet under-recognized symptoms of Parkinson's disease - fatigue and gastrointestinal dysfunction - through its first Community Choice Research Awards. The patient community identified these two areas as priorities for scientific...

2014-03-07 12:26:20

Volunteer Network Has Track Record of Improving Trial Recruitment, Removing Research Roadblocks NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) invites research professionals within industry, academia and government, to partner with its trained patient advocates to bring about better treatments for Parkinson's disease. This week, PDF welcomes new members to its national network, which now includes more than 230 Research Advocates whose...

2014-03-05 04:22:31

Historic Moment as Dr. Barlow becomes the Second CEO since the Institute's Founding 25 Years Ago SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center announced today that Carrolee Barlow, MD, PhD--renowned expert in neuroscience and neurodegeneration--has become the Institute's next Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Barlow is the second Chief Executive Officer in the Institute's 25 year history. She takes the reins from Dr. J. William Langston,...

2014-02-12 12:32:15

MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People living with Parkinson's disease today often face challenges when seeking care, including disability, distance from medical centers, and distribution of doctors. In fact, 42 percent of those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and more living with the condition, do not see a neurologist for their care. Now, a national study will attempt to disrupt the status quo and bring expert Parkinson's care directly into patients' homes using...

2014-01-29 12:28:20

Alliance Leverages Independent Nonprofit Strengths to Enrich Programs for Parkinson's Community NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce its support of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO), a consortium recently formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson's and supporting those who live with the disease. AIRPO encourages collaboration, leverages...