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Dr Richard Gordon research into Parkinson's disease

UQ study seeks Parkinson’s treatment in existing drug

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Shake It Up Australia together with The Michael J. Fox Foundation is excited to be funding a new research project at the University of Queensland.  Their research team will investigate the potential of repurposing an existing blood pressure drug to…

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…

Shake It Up and Parkinson’s Victoria working together

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On Monday 11 April, Shake It Up Australia and Parkinson’s Victoria announced their firm commitment to work together in the area of research funding for the benefit of the entire Parkinson’s Community. In a challenging fiscal environment, the two organisations…

The research team at QLD University

New Parkinson’s research project needs your help

Sunday, 1 February 2015

We understand that as supporters of Shake It Up you are passionate about Parkinson’s research that will lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure. That is why we have decided to share with you Australian research grant opportunities as…