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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…

Shake It UpDate - All the latest news in Parkinson's research and hopw you can help shake things up for a cure

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…

L to R – Juliet Holmes à Court, Paolo Totaro and Ruth Levine: Photo credit - Toby Evans / Toby Centre Photography

Trembling Man Exhibition a Resounding Success

Friday, 25 August 2017

Several hundred people attended a poetry reading and book launch of the Trembling Man – Two Artists and a Poet Exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens on 9 July to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and over $7000 for Shake…

Dogs to sniff out Parkinson's

Can Dogs Sniff Out Parkinson’s

Monday, 21 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Manchester recently launched a new study to investigate the potential of man’s best friend to speed diagnosis in Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is currently no validated biomarker — or objective measure, such as cholesterol for heart disease…

Dr Richard Gordon research into Parkinson's disease

Under the Microscope: Dr Richard Gordon

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Shake It Up has a clear mission; to find the cure for Parkinson’s. To achieve this we invest in Australia’s leading Parkinson’s research.We are fortunate to have a dedicated family of supporters who so generously donate and/or fundraise enabling us to…

Parkinson's Biomarker

PPMI Data Shows Brain Changes Linked to Parkinson’s Progression

Monday, 14 August 2017

Two recent papers point to potential Parkinson’s biomarkers after analysis of data from The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). PPMI is a landmark study following more than 1,500 volunteers at 33 clinical sites around the…

Belinda run for her Dad to find a cure for Parkinson's

Our Hero Belinda Runs for her Dad

Friday, 11 August 2017

Our hero this week is Belinda who participated in Run Melbourne to honour her Dad who lived with Parkinson’s before he passed away in 2015.  Seeing her Dad deal with the everyday challenges that Parkinson’s presents inspired her to continue the fight…