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McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson's

Our Heroes the McAllister Family Shake It Up for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Our heroes this week are the McAllister family who rallied behind their Father Bruce McAllister who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s just over two weeks ago. They wasted no time getting involved and turned their Dad’s diagnosis into doing something positive…

17 New Genetic Variants Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A little more than 20 years ago, we thought Parkinson’s had no genetic connection. Today scientists have a growing list of genetic variants and mutations linked to the disease. While we’ve learned a lot in two decades, we know there…

Living alone with parkinson's

7 Tips for Living Alone with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

After a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, adjustments and renovations both small and large can help make your home more comfortable — and safer — for yourself or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, especially if gait, balance and fatigue symptoms are…

Parkinson's research

Gene Therapy to Enhance Levodopa Response Progressing in Clinical Trials

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Voyager Therapeutics today announced positive interim results from an ongoing Phase Ib, open-label trial testing a gene therapy that helps the brain make dopamine from levodopa, the gold standard treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms. After a one-time surgical procedure to deliver therapy directly…

research

Could an Asthma Drug Be the Way to Prevent Parkinson’s?

Sunday, 3 September 2017

An asthma medication may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, finds a new study from Harvard researchers. With early funding from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, scientists looked for drugs that would lower expression of the alpha-synuclein gene. Researchers believe these drugs could…

Parkinson's Puzzle

Can you Help us Solve the Parkinson’s Puzzle?

Saturday, 2 September 2017

It is estimated that over 120,000 Australians will be living with Parkinson’s by 2034 and there are currently no treatments available to prevent, slow, halt or reverse the condition. Treatments currently available assist in controlling symptoms but often have very…

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Shake It UpDate September 2017

Saturday, 2 September 2017

In this Edition: New Parkinson’s Research Funded, Stem Cell Research, Solving the Parkinson’s Puzzle, Understanding Parkinson’s Video and more…     Dear Shake It Up Supporter, As we look to celebrate Father’s day this weekend take a moment to reflect on…

Nic Dzamko, PhD - Parkinson's research

New Project Funded: Inflammation in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, 1 September 2017

Study Rationale: The contribution of inflammation to Parkinson’s disease (PD) is increasingly being recognized. However, the stage of the disease in which inflammation is prevalent and/or important remains unclear. Our recent work suggests that inflammation may be increased early in…

Give the Ultimate Gift this Fathers Day

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sunday is Fathers Day and what better way to show how much you care by giving a gift of love. For everyone living with Parkinson’s their greatest wish is to find a cure.  Today you can make a difference not only…

Stem Cells in Parkinson's

Stem Cells Safe in Pre-Clinical Parkinson’s Disease Study

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A new stem cell study, published in the journal Nature, builds on the potential for this therapy in Parkinson’s, but it’s still early days and much work remains to be done. A team of researchers demonstrated that human induced pluripotent stem…

New Dyskensia Drug FDA Approved

FDA Approval for New Drug to Treat Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia

Monday, 28 August 2017

Adamas Pharmaceuticals yesterday announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an extended-release formulation of amantadine (GOCOVRI) to treat dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease (PD). This is the first drug indicated specifically for dyskinesia — uncontrolled, involuntary movements that can develop with…