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National Parkinson’s Study Using Wearable Technology

Friday, 19 April 2019

Your opportunity to get involved in a clinical study using wearable technology.   Study sites are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Tamworth* When you see your doctor, they usually ask how you have been. Sometimes it may be…

Professor Glenda Halliday and Dr Nicolas Dzamko

New Parkinson’s Research Grants Funded in Australia

Monday, 3 December 2018

Shake It Up are excited to announce funding for two new grants at The University Of Sydney. Through the support of the community we have to date co-funded over $10.8 Million into Australian Parkinson’s research at 12 different institutes.  Your…

Parkinson's Puzzle

Can you Help us Solve the Parkinson’s Puzzle?

Saturday, 2 September 2017

It is estimated that over 120,000 Australians will be living with Parkinson’s by 2034 and there are currently no treatments available to prevent, slow, halt or reverse the condition. Treatments currently available assist in controlling symptoms but often have very…

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…

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…