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Study’s Measure Parkinson’s Progression

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Two recent papers outline the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) movement or motor symptoms in distinct study populations. While these findings do not provide an absolute picture of how one person will progress with PD, the results may help researchers…

17 New Genetic Variants Linked To Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A little more than 20 years ago, we thought Parkinson’s had no genetic connection. Today scientists have a growing list of genetic variants and mutations linked to the disease. While we’ve learned a lot in two decades, we know there…

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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…

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…

Parkinsons protein to head into space

Parkinson’s protein to take a trip into space

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to send key Parkinson’s protein LRRK2 to the International Space Station for growth under microgravity conditions. “We’re thrilled that PD research has been…

Neurons

Could Parkinson’s disease be an autoimmune disorder?

Monday, 26 June 2017

Could Parkinson’s disease be an autoimmune disorder? A recent study from Columbia University revealed a possible link between the immune system — the body’s defense system against disease — and alpha-synuclein, the sticky protein that clumps in the cells of…

Neurons

Common Link across Different Causes of Parkinson’s?

Friday, 7 October 2016

Parkinson’s is a variable disease — different in age of onset, experience of symptoms and cause — but a new study points to a potential common link. “Finding a common mechanism behind different suspected causes of Parkinson’s suggests that there…

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Shake It UpDate – September 2016

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Shake It UpDate  – September 2016 In this edition: Find an athletic event to participate in, LRRK2 development, Virtual Training to Prevent Falls, Spano Race Day and more…. Dear Shake It Up Supporter, The athletic event season is now in full swing…

New Gene Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Researchers recently added to the list of Parkinson’s-associated genes when they identified mutations on TMEM230  linked to the disease. Discovery of this gene provides a new potential therapeutic target for PD treatment. A group of scientists searched for differences in…

Fourth new research project announced in four weeks

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Shake It Up and The Michael J. Fox Foundation are on a roll! Today we share with you our commitment to fund another world class Australian research project – the fourth such announcement in four weeks! It comes less than…