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2014-02-18 08:32:53

Third Phase of Collaboration Aims to Unravel Mysteries of Disease by Identifying Disease Markers and Potential New Drug Targets FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg and the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center today announced the next phase in their ongoing partnership, focused on identifying potential biomarkers that may lead to breakthroughs in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Using Berg's Interrogative...

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...

2013-09-26 08:25:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, Michael J. Fox returns to television as the star of his own sitcom after more than two decades living with Parkinson's disease. Fox's decision to return to primetime has injected Parkinson's into the national conversation -- a conversation already transformed by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), which the actor launched in 2000 with the exclusive goal of funding research to speed a cure for the...

2013-07-24 08:28:05

--Parkinson's Central Provides Quick Access to Trusted Information-- MIAMI, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) launched today Parkinson's Central, a free app specifically created for people living with Parkinson's disease and their families. This is the only comprehensive app for people living with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Central app is now available on iPhone and Android smartphones. Research has shown that the way that patients...

2013-05-21 08:30:12

More than 10,000 Walkers Make Every Step Count in Raising Funds and Awareness for Parkinson's KINGSTON, N.J., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance proudly announced today that the 19th Parkinson's Unity Walk held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in New York City's Central Park, has thus far raised more than $1.6 million and united more than 10,000 walkers in raising awareness for Parkinson's disease and to support research for better treatments, and hopefully...

2013-04-22 08:28:52

Thousands to come together on April 27 to unite walkers and leading organizations to raise awareness and funds for research KINGSTON, N.J., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help find the cause of and a cure for Parkinson's disease, The Parkinson Alliance is encouraging all Americans to register for the 19(th) annual Parkinson's Unity Walk, which will take place on Saturday, April 27, in New York City's Central Park.  The Walk is the largest grassroots event for...

2013-04-11 12:30:34

NEW YORK, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen Parkinson's disease (PD) organizations from around the world have come together as Clinical Trial Recruitment Community Partners to urge people living with Parkinson's, care partners and others to participate in clinical trials. The goal of this innovative engagement effort within the Parkinson's community is to raise awareness about the need for trial participants, educate about what it means to participate in research and provide...

2013-04-01 08:23:31

--Campaign Begins During Parkinson's Awareness Month-- MIAMI, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of the Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson's campaign, a national movement to raise awareness and empower people affected by Parkinson's to make positive choices for their health and wellbeing. The campaign launch coincides with Parkinson's Awareness Month, during April. (Photo:...

2013-03-18 04:22:14

LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cure Parkinson's Trust, a charity founded by four people with Parkinson's disease, which is dedicated to finding, facilitating and funding work towards a cure, today welcomes Kenneth Mulvany to the charity as Chairman. Ken Mulvany is an entrepreneur and healthcare industry veteran and brings more than 15 years of business leadership and experience to The Cure Parkinson's Trust. Ken was previously CEO of Proximagen, a UK-based...

2012-11-28 08:29:47

National Parkinson Foundation Recommends Annual Screening for Depression MIAMI, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) today released early findings from the largest clinical study of Parkinson's disease ever conducted, showing that depression is the most important factor influencing the health status of Parkinson's patients. The study is part of the Parkinson's Outcomes Project, a longitudinal look at which treatments produce the best...