The Foundation supports research that can lead to the creation of better Parkinson's treatments. Here you can search previously awarded grants by keyword, program name, researcher name, institution or organization name and/or year.
FUNDED GRANTS ( 11)
Research Grant, 2018
Genes implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD), such as alpha-synuclein, DJ-1 and LRRK2, strongly influence the effect of environmental toxins, such as pesticide rotenone know to cause Parkinson's. Additionally, rotenone and other PD-relevant environmental toxins can activate proteins implicated in Parkinson's. In this study, we will investigate these associations to better understa...
Researchers: J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Mitochondrial Biomarkers Program, 2018
Environmental poisons may cause or contribute to some cases of Parkinson's disease (PD). Mitochondrial impairment is seen in all forms of PD. Some environmental exposures, such as pesticides, can damage mitochondria. Currently, it is very difficult to estimate the amount of toxins that people with PD may have been exposed to, or to estimate the amount of damage these toxins may ha...
Researchers: Samuel M. Goldman, MD, MPH
Rapid Response Innovation Awards, 2013
The goals of the project are to identify a unique set of DNA modifications (methylation) in brain sections of those with and without Parkinson's disease (PD), exposed to organochlorine and/or plantation work. Both exposures have been shown to be risk factors for PD in this Japanese male population. A secondary objective is to see if these same DNA modifications will be reflect...
Researchers: Rodney Chun Pung Go, PhD
Access Data and Biospecimens, 2013
We will investigate the role of environmental factors on likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) and the severity of the disease in parkinsonism associated with the LRRK2 gene (LRRK2 PD). The effects of environmental factors have not been systematically investigated in LRRK2 PD. We believe that there is a high probably this project will provide important ...
Rapid Response Innovation Awards, 2011
Researchers have reported that early-life inflammation in the brain may increase a risk for development of Parkinson's disease (PD), but the mechanisms involved remain unclear. This study will use a pre-clinical model to test a potential mechanism by which neonatal brain inflammation may result in a chronic inflammatory environment and prolonged exposure to such an environme...
Researchers: Zhengwei Cai, PhD