Could Parkinson’s have a Distinct Smell?

Monday, 25 March 2019

Researchers at the University of Manchester in England are reporting on a biological signature that makes up a distinct Parkinson’s smell. They found that people with Parkinson’s disease have altered levels of certain compounds in sebum — oily secretions that…

Early Signs of Parkinson’s: The Eyes May Have It!

Monday, 3 September 2018

The latest clue to early detection of Parkinson’s disease may lie in the eye. A small study from South Korea published recently in the journal Neurology found that people with early-stage Parkinson’s show a thinning of their retinas, a layer of light-sensitive nerve…

Vaccine for Parkinson’s Reports Positive Results from Boost Study

Monday, 12 September 2016

New study results from Austrian biotech AFFiRiS support continued development of its vaccine against the key Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein. Today the company announced its “boost” follow-up study — funded with a $1.04 million grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation…

Parkinson's research

Another Leap Forward for LRRK2 Development

Monday, 29 August 2016

Denali Therapeutics — a San Francisco biotech that launched last year focused on neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s — recently announced it has licensed LRRK2 inhibitor compounds from Genentech. These drug candidates may address the dysfunction seen with LRRK2 mutations, the greatest…

Yet another project funded!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Today Shake It Up shares yet another recently funded project. This is the third project we have shared in three weeks and it is part of the $1.6M worth of research that the Shake It Up / Michael J. Fox…

Doctor and Patient

New Study Looks at Gait Dysfunction and Falls in Parkinson’s

Monday, 20 October 2014

Gait instability and falls are among the most debilitating and frustrating symptoms for those with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Unfortunately, they are also often resistant to or only partially responsive to current therapies that work to increase the dopamine lacking in…

The research you are funding…in layman’s terms

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Since establishment in 2011 Shake It Up has committed over $1M to Parkinson’s research in Australia. Through our partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) we know that this research is world’s best and strategically important…

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Study: Speaking Two Languages Delays Onset of Dementia

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Recent research shows that speaking a second language may delay the onset of dementia. In a paper published in Neurology earlier this month, researchers wrote that bilingual patients in their study developed dementia 4.5 years later than those who spoke…