Latest Blog Posts Tagged "Genetics"
February 07, 2017
A new study, funded in part by The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), recently identified a genetic-related pathway in PD.
February 06, 2017
Barbara and Jay Robinson discuss their decision to participate in Parkinson's genetics research.
December 01, 2016
Two recently published studies, one MJFF-funded, point to mutations in the GBA gene that may predispose some to cognitive problems with Parkinson's disease.
November 22, 2016
For Jessica O'Brien, Facebook was a place to post pictures of her dogs, until it became a starting point in her journey to understand Parkinson's disease.
October 26, 2016
An MJFF-funded study identified a new factor that may affect age of PD onset in individuals who carry a LRRK2 mutation.
October 11, 2016
In this podcast, MJFF staff scientist Marco Baptista, PhD, discusses the genetics and biology of LRRK2 and the role of the Foundation in advancing development of LRRK2 therapeutics.
August 23, 2016
A recent editorial from MJFF and J. William Langston, MD, outlines a strategy to develop targeted treatments that could prevent, slow or stop Parkinson's progression.
June 17, 2016
Discovery of this gene provides a new potential therapeutic target for PD treatment.
March 03, 2016
A recently published study found several factors related to a higher risk for PD including a family history of melanoma, lighter hair and skin color, and certain environmental and genetic factors.
January 29, 2016
Today a group of researchers led and funded by MJFF published an important finding that opens the door to more research around the Parkinson's process.