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Parkinsons protein to head into space

Parkinson’s protein to take a trip into space

Sunday, 23 July 2017






The Michael J. Fox Foundation has partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to send key Parkinson’s protein LRRK2 to the International Space Station for growth under microgravity conditions. “We’re thrilled that PD research has been…




Parkinson's research

Update on Alpha-synuclein Therapies in Clinical Trials

Monday, 17 July 2017






Last week biotech Prothena announced the first participant has enrolled in its PASADENA study, a Phase II trial of its anti-alpha-synuclein antibody therapy. Five companies have therapies in clinical trials targeting alpha-synuclein, the protein that clumps in the cells of people with…




Running for Parkinson's

Our Shake It Up Heroes run for Parkinson’s

Friday, 14 July 2017






With the athletic season in full swing we thought we would throwback to some of our amazing supporters who have participated in an events over the years.   Each has a personal story of what inspired them to get involved. Simply…




Shake It Up Australia Foundation

Exciting Changes for Shake It Up

Tuesday, 11 July 2017






As the new financial year commences, we are pleased to share  some exciting changes to the running of Shake It Up Australia Foundation.  These changes are targeted at future growth and to the acceleration of our quest for a cure….




Our Hero Kathleen with her Dad

Our Hero Kathleen Shakes it Up for Parkinson’s

Friday, 7 July 2017






Our hero this week is Kathleen who has held two fundraisers for Shake It Up.  Kathleen’s dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2015 and since then she has been passionate about raising funds for research.   Her fundraisers have ranged from…




Shake It Up Welcomes Vicki Miller to the team

Shake It Up Welcomes New Staff

Thursday, 6 July 2017






Shake It Up Australia has appointed Vicki Miller as Executive General Manager, Strategic Partnerships. Vicki has a strong background in management and not-for-profit most recently as Operations Manager for the Quest for Life Foundation. Vicki launched the Jeans for Genes…




Parkinson's Reseach at university of Queensland

Alpha-synuclein Research Progress for Parkinson’s

Saturday, 1 July 2017






As researchers search for a therapy to slow or stop Parkinson’s disease (PD) progression, alpha-synuclein has emerged as a leading target. This protein clumps in the brains of nearly everyone with Parkinson’s and it’s the primary component of Lewy bodies,…




Light of Day Music Festival supports Parkinson's

Light of Day Music Festival 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017






Last year Shake It Up Australia was delighted to be selected as one of the nominated charities for Light of Day Australia in Ocean Grove. The event is back this year and Shake It Up has again been chosen as…




Vision and Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, 26 June 2017






As people with Parkinson’s know all too well, the disease can cause many more symptoms than those that are noticeable from the outside. Some of the lesser recognised ones — even among doctors — involve the eyes and visual system….




Our Founder Clyde shares a message

Wednesday, 21 June 2017






Dear Shake It Up Supporter, As the end of the financial year fast approaches I urge you to consider making a tax deductible donation to the Shake It Up Australia Foundation to help us find a cure for Parkinson’s. Did…




Kim Riley runs the SMH Half Marathon for Parkinson's

Our Hero Kim runs the SMH Half Marathon for his Dad

Friday, 16 June 2017






Kim’s Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago and to raise funds and awareness he ran the  SMH Half Marathon. Completing the half marathon is a great reward in itself, but for Kim the greatest reward was having everyone…