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Stem Cells Parkinson's

Podcast: Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Monday, 19 August 2019

Research on stem cells and Parkinson’s is incredibly active — scientists are using stem cells to learn about disease and develop treatments, and trials testing stem cell therapies in people with Parkinson’s are underway. There’s possibility in stem cells, but…

Rani Walks for Parkinson's

Rani Walks for Parkinson’s

Friday, 16 August 2019

Our hero this week is Rani Doss who put on her own 4km walk around the Maribyrnong river and invited the local community to join her. Rani’s dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 5 years ago and after seeing how proud he was…

Study Finds Link Between Infections and Parkinson’s

Monday, 22 July 2019

Recent findings shed new light on the interplay of genetics and the immune system in Parkinson’s disease. In the study, gut infections appear to trigger a reaction that leads to Parkinson’s. The study, published in Nature, was led by Dr. Michel…

Mindfullness Yoga in Parkinson's

New Study: Mindfullness Yoga Lessens Anxiety and Depression

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mindfulness yoga — yoga with meditation and controlled breathing — eases anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s, according to a recent study in JAMA Neurology. In a randomized controlled clinical trial in people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD), Jojo…

Podcast: Immune System’s Role in Parkinson’s

Monday, 8 July 2019

The immune system is supposed to keep us healthy, but in Parkinson’s it may be too much of a good thing. MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson moderates a conversation with MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, and Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD,…

Ben runsa a half marathon for Parkinson's

Ben Runs a Half Marathon for Parkinson’s

Friday, 5 July 2019

As winter approaches, training has begun for fun run season. Half marathons, marathons and running festivals, become popular in Spring so in preparation, we spoke to Ben who ran in the Weston Creek Half Marathon earlier this year about what…

Neurologist Profile: Professor Simon Lewis

Friday, 28 June 2019

Professor Simon Lewis – The Neurologist “YOU COULD SAY THAT I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT PARKINSON’S DISEASE, SOME SAY A LITTLE OBSESSED.” As a young doctor, Simon found himself a fierce sparring partner in the form of Parkinson’s disease. He visited hundreds of…

Morgan Stanley Show their Support for Parkinson’s

Friday, 21 June 2019

The team from Morgan Stanley came together yesterday to support their fellow colleague Nikki Blackwood by hosting a morning tea to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research.  Nikki was just 35 when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and has…

7 Ways to Help Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, 14 June 2019

Fatigue is a common, frustrating Parkinson’s disease symptom. It can feel both physical and mental, from lack of sleep as well as from apathy, another common symptom. Pain from symptoms like rigidity can make falling asleep more difficult. Insomnia is…

Andrew Pengelly Runs 300km

The Source to Salt – Six Marathons in Six Days

Friday, 7 June 2019

Andrew “Pegs” Pengelly is an inspiring story of courage in the face of adversity. After learning of his diagnosis in his early fifties, Andrew set about constructing a new vision for his life. Part of that vision was a plan…