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Professor Glenda Halliday named as NSW Scientist of the Year

Professor Glenda Halliday is one of the world’s leading neuroscientists has been recognised for her foundational work on neurodegenerative diseases. Professor Halliday’s research looks at how the human brain is affected structurally and biochemically by neurodegenerative diseases. Her curren...

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Professor Glenda Halliday named 2021 Academy of Science Fellow

The Australian Academy of Science has today recognised 22 of Australia’s most distinguished scientists, naming the 2021 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. Among this group is Professor Glenda Halliday who is acclaimed internationally for her research on neurodegeneration, making major i...

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Australian Parkinson’s Mission Update

APM’s first clinical trial The APM’s first clinical trial is a 3-1 trial of repurposed drugs that have demonstrated neuroprotective effects in preclinical experiments. As part of the APM’s research, we are assessing their potential to change the way Parkinson’s Disease progresses. Princi...

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Three New Parkinson’s Research Projects Funded

Shake It Up are excited to announce three new research projects which have been funded in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation. These studies will be conducted at The Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney University and The University of Queensland.   The first of these studies extends biom...

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Under the Microscope: Dr Nicholas Dzamko

This week we feature Dr Nicolas Dzamko. Based at The University of Sydney he is currently working alongside Professor Glenda Halliday on several exciting Parkinson’s research projects. Briefly outline where you commenced your research journey and where you are currently based I graduated with a bi...

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LRRK2 and Type-1 Interferon

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is delighted to be funding more world leading research at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The twelve month research grant funded in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will enable Professor Glenda Halliday and Dr Nicolas...

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A Biomarker Test for LRRK2 Blocking Drugs

Shake It Up Australia Foundation is delighted to announce new funding for world’s best research being conducted at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). The twelve month research grant funded in partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will enable Professor Glen...

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Effect of LRRK2 Mutations on PD Associated Inflammation

Since establishment in 2011 Shake It Up has committed over $1M to Parkinson’s research in Australia. Through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) we know that this research is world’s best and strategically important in the quest for better treatme...

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Genes Identified that Predict Speed of Parkinson’s

Two genes related to protein accumulation in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease can indicate how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, say NeuRA researchers. “Our study shows that these two genes can be used as a surrogate marker to estimate the rate of Parkinson’s dis...

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LRRK2 Physiology in Parkinson’s Disease

This grant will allow us to determine whether LRRK2 affects innate immunity, the first non-specific line of immune defence, and whether LRRK2 function in immune cells is changed in patients with Parkinson’s disease,” Prof. Halliday said

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