We understand that as supporters of Shake It Up you are passionate about Parkinson’s research that will lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure. That is why we have decided to share with you Australian research grant opportunities as soon as they are presented to us.
This way you can be a part of the entire process and when you make a contribution you know exactly where that contribution is going.
Right now Shake It Up Australia Foundation has the opportunity to fund an exciting new research project at the University of Queensland. The major research focus of this project is exploring the deleterious roles of the innate immune response and the chronic neuro-inflammation that occurs in the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The team works closely with their collaborators both in Australia and internationally to identify, develop and test novel drugs to slow down or reduce this sustained neuro-inflammation in preclinical disease models.
Ultimately the researchers are trying to uncover a better treatment for Parkinson’s disease, or a feasible means to significantly halt the progressive worsening of Parkinson’s in patients.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has approved a $249,629USD grant for the University of Queensland to undertake this two year study and has also committed 50% of the funds.
The remaining 50% ($147,315AUD) is to come from Shake It Up Australia Foundation and we are looking for your help to fund our commitment.