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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,…

Podcast – Latest in Parkinson’s Research

Monday, 6 May 2019

Earlier this month three members of The Michael J. Fox Foundation staff sat with Contributing Editor Dave Iverson to discuss the latest findings and research to better define, measure and treat Parkinson’s disease. Listen to the Podcast Download the Audio…

Podcast – Putting the Parkinson’s Puzzle Together

Monday, 13 August 2018

In the latest podcast from The Michael J. Fox Foundation,  contributing Editor Dave Iverson talks with Mark Frasier, PhD, Senior Vice President of Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation discusses how scientists are piecing together the many factors…

According to a recent survey conducted by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, only half of U.S. adults are aware that reduced sense of smell can be a precursor to brain disease.

Podcast: Sniff Test for Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Listen to this Podcast Lack of objective tests to diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD) challenges drug development and patient care. While scientists are looking to pinpoint PD earlier through skin and spinal fluid, there is also promising research on some less…

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MJFF Podcast: What Causes “Off” Episodes?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Original Source: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research With long-term use, the gold standard medication for Parkinson’s disease, levodopa, can wear off before it’s time for another dose, causing motor fluctuations called “off” episodes. Complicating treatment is that too…

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's disease

Podcast: Refining Deep Brain Stimulation

Friday, 22 November 2013

Today, the most commonly discussed surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease is deep brain stimulation(DBS), a procedure that seeks to reduce “on/off” fluctuations and dyskinesias. While DBS can greatly improve symptoms, it is a serious intervention involving surgery and therefore currently reserved…

Stem Cells Parkinson's Research

Podcast: Whatever Happened to Stem Cells?

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)-sponsored Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) announced recently a partnership with the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute to create cell lines from PPMI patients’ skin samples to study the biology of Parkinson’s on a cellular level. Shake…

Pedaling for a Parkinson's Cure and Enjoying the Ride

Podcast: Prescribing Exercise to Treat Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

While much research into Parkinson’s disease (PD) focuses on improving dopamine supply, there is an emerging scientific understanding that Parkinson’s goes well beyond the dopamine system. This has led to a new research focus on targets other than dopamine, and…

xFeed Blog Study: Speaking Two Languages Delays Onset of Dementia

Podcast: Discussing the Ceregene Clinical Trial Results

Saturday, 4 May 2013

In this podcast, MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson reports on recent disappointing clinical trial results of San Diego-based biotech Ceregene’s trophic factor therapy CERE-120. For perspective on what the results mean for CERE-120 and trophic factors moving forward, Iverson speaks withWilliam…