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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...

2013-12-26 12:21:02

Potential Neuroprotective Therapy Ready for Next Stage of Development after Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings published in JAMA Neurology from research into a potentially protective therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD) show that with medical supervision, urate levels may safely be raised while mitigating risk of complications such as gout. Previous research showed that higher levels of the antioxidant urate were...

2013-12-11 08:31:33

--Three Focus Areas Based on Patient Input-- MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of a new grant cycle today with the goal of developing the next generation of leaders in Parkinson's disease (PD) by supporting their research in areas voted as most important by the Parkinson's community. Grant funding is available in three high-impact focus areas: cell to cell transmission studies, cognitive change in PD and...

2013-12-02 08:29:54

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Instruments, Inc., ("Highland") today announced Presentation of "Electrosonic Stimulation As Adjunctive Therapy To Dopaminergic Treatments In Parkinson's Disease", discussing the Highland Instruments' ElectroSonic Stimulation ("ESStim(TM)") Technology during the 5(th) International Symposium on Neuromodulation, held September 16-18, 2013 at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This research was conducted at the Spaulding...

2013-11-25 08:28:00

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 2, Plymouth Minnesota Mayor Kelli Slavik will join resident Mike Justak to preside over the official lighting of a Holiday Light Show he calls PD Shimmers. The show's focus is on his home on Ithaca Lane but includes 5 adjoining homes as well. The show uses over 58,000 lights and is in sync to music broadcast on a low power FM radio station. Justak, who suffers with the incurable movement disorder Parkinson's disease, puts on...

2013-11-20 04:21:31

Collaborative Effort to Further Validate Genetic Variants SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center announced today that they, in partnership with Population Diagnostics, Inc., have discovered a number of new genes relevant to the cause of Parkinson's disease. The innovative approach used for this study focuses first on genome-wide investigation of gene copy number variants (CNVs) followed by targeted...

2013-11-19 12:29:42

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Being diagnosed with any medical condition is distressing, but a diagnosis of Parkinson's is particularly devastating: physicians are telling patients that the neurons in the brain that control their bodily movements are dying. Since it is a degenerative condition, the Parkinson's patient will likely need to rely on family, friends or professional caregivers for support. This can understandably make patients feel weak and helpless, even if they...

2013-11-13 12:27:34

Online tool now a global resource to clinical teams and trial volunteers NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) launches its clinical research matching tool Fox Trial Finder (www.foxtrialfinder.org) globally. Previously limited to five English-speaking countries, Fox Trial Finder is now accessible to both trial volunteers and clinical teams across the globe, increasing both the number of Parkinson's...

2013-11-07 16:30:26

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pursuit of an imaging tool to visualize the protein alpha-synuclein, the hallmark pathology of Parkinson's disease (PD), in the brain is the subject of a paper published today in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease by three researchers from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Foundation has assembled and leads a consortium to develop a radioactive PET tracer that could lead to better therapies and...

2013-10-29 08:33:35

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease this year, and nearly one million people in the U.S. are currently living with the chronic and progressive movement disorder. Understandably, a Parkinson's diagnosis causes many new patients to feel less optimistic about their future lives; according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, up to 60 percent of patients express depressive symptoms. There is a "chicken and...