Tag: Genetics

Gene therapy is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease. Researchers are now testing this novel approach in clinical trials of people with mid- to la...
“Forbes” recently published a story detailing a “milestone moment” in the history of LRRK2 and the linchpin role of The Michae...
Learning about genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s can help scientists learn what goes wrong in the disease — even among those without those risk...
Denali Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first-in-human LRRK2 inhibitor clinical trial. The trial concluded that the experimental t...
Sanofi Genzyme has started a clinical trial for a drug targeting cellular dysfunction seen in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and a GBA mutat...
The genetics of Parkinson’s is complex, but each new study helps us piece together a greater understanding of how key genes, such as LRRK2, contrib...
Denali Therapeutics — a San Francisco biotech that launched last year focused on neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s — recently an...
Researchers recently added to the list of Parkinson’s-associated genes when they identified mutations on TMEM230  linked to the disease. Discove...
A group of scientists led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health published a paper describing how they identified 28 genetic risk facto...
Today we share the research of Professor Glenda Halliday and Dr Nicholas Dzamko and the world leading LKK2 research they are conducting at The Univers...
Everyone in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community likely has heard this question and asked it themselves. We say that PD is rarely caused by genet...
As research forges ahead, scientists must take into account the possibility of various factors working in tandem to place a person at greater risk for...
The below post is written by Genia Brin, mother of internet entrepreneur and Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin. Care of the Michael J Fox Foundation, Geni...
Last week, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) hosted a workshop to delve deeper into understanding how specific mutations in a gene called glucocer...
It’s long been believed that there is a link between exposure to pesticides and developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), and recent studies have provi...
An inspiring story of a family’s battle with Parkinson’s and Jordan’s fundraising initiative to help find a cure. Jordan’s Story My initi...
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 ...

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