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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…


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…


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…

Connecting the Dots between Parkinson’s Proteins

Monday, 1 February 2016

The cellular processes that keep us alive and healthy require thousands of microscopic players — proteins and enzymes and other workers on the line to tweak this, add that and keep us breathing and moving. Medical researchers try to name…

MJFF Conference Highlights Progress in Parkinson’s Research

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s ninth annual scientific meeting — The Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference — took place on November 3 in New York City. Nearly 300 scientists and business professionals came together to hear the latest in Parkinson’s disease…