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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…

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…

Stem Cells Parkinson's Research

Therapeutic Cloning of Embryonic Stem Cells Is Achieved

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Scientists have hit another milestone in stem cell science and the ongoing quest for personalized medicine. Yesterday a team of researchers from Oregon Health and Science University reported that they have successfully cloned human embryonic stem cells by fusing the skin…

New Research Confirms Role of LRRK2 in Immune Cells

Monday, 10 April 2017

Though associated with only a small percentage of total Parkinson’s cases, mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers are striving to understand the mechanisms of disease related to this mutation because…

Parkinson's research

LRRK2 Therapies May Be Useful for Wider Population

Monday, 30 July 2018

New research findings show a role for the LRRK2 protein in Parkinson’s disease among people without a LRRK2 genetic mutation. These results mean that drugs in development targeting LRRK2 might also benefit people without the mutation. Researchers study genetic mutations linked to…

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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…

Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's disease

Deep Brain Stimulation – DBS

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical therapy for Parkinson’s disease, is typically considered when a person who has had Parkinson’s for four years or more develops complications, such as dyskinesia(uncontrolled, involuntary movements) and/or significant “off” time (when medication isn’t working…

Parkinson's Therapeutics Conference

Parkinson’s Research Conference Spotlights Field-wide Advances

Monday, 6 November 2017

On October 30, more than 300 leaders in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and business development gathered in NYC for The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s 11th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference. The event featured the latest in Parkinson’s drug development and…

Parkinson’s Protein Levels Stable over Year in Early Disease

Monday, 16 October 2017

Today researchers from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) — a landmark study to find measures of Parkinson’s disease sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) — published the first results looking at protein levels in spinal fluid in…