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 the 50,000 families in Australia who have a male family member living with Parkinson’s. Around 80,000 Australian’s are living with Parkinson’s and men are slightly more at risk of developing the disease than women.
That’s why Australian research is so important in helping us to discover new treatments that will slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s in our quest to find a cure. In this edition we are pleased to share with you two new Australian research studies that we have co-funded with the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Both studies are being undertaken by Dr. Nicolas Dzamko at The University of Sydney with one study investigating the role inflammation plays in Parkinson’s and the second study looking at genetic differences in the LRRK2 gene and whether this increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s and increased inflammation in immune cells in the blood.
Please help us in our quest to find a cure by making a donation this Father’s Day in honour of your dad.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and 100% of all donations are directed to Australian research targeted at better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s.
Together we can all make a difference and ensure that everyone living with Parkinson’s has hope for a better future.
Thank you from all of us at Shake It Up for your continuing support.
Clyde and the Shake It Up team