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Heiko Braak, MD, Honored with 2014 Robert A. Pritzker Prize

April 23, 2014

Heiko Braak, MD, received the 2014 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson's Research for his contributions of a staging procedure and hypothesis on the progression of the disease.

 

 

Listerine-like Film Strip for "Off" Rescue Moves Closer to Market

April 18, 2014

An under-the-tongue strip that can alleviate motor symptoms had positive Phase I results and is moving forward with a $25 million investment.

 

 

Newly Funded Projects: Probing the Protein Parkin

April 16, 2014

Some new projects in the MJFF-funded portfolio focus on learning more about the protein parkin and targeting it with therapies to slow or stop Parkinson's.

 

 

Scientists Discover Potential Pathway of LRRK2 Dysfunction

April 14, 2014

Researchers have reported on a potential route through which mutations in the LRRK2 gene — the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson's disease (PD) — lead to cell death.

 

 

Can Baker's Yeast Help Us Understand Parkinson's Disease?

April 09, 2014

Proteins in baker's yeast may serve a similar purpose as a protein linked with Parkinson's disease.

 

 

ABC Rochester Covers Phase III STEADY-PD Study

April 04, 2014

WHAM in Rochester, New York ran a piece on the Phase III study of isradipine happening at the University of Rochester. MJFF funded Phase II.

 

 

Coenzyme Q10 Study Shows No Clinical Benefit

April 04, 2014

A recent paper reported that coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant previously showed to slow Parkinson's progression, had no clinical benefit for people with PD.

 

 

Measuring Community Activity with Smartphones May Help Track Parkinson's Progression

April 03, 2014

The GPS in smartphones may allow researchers to monitor Parkinson's progression through measure of a patient's Lifespace: the geographical area in which one lives and conducts activities.

 

 

23andMe Reports Differences in Parkinson's Disease Symptoms between Men and Women

April 02, 2014

Scott Hadly tells of the latest research from 23andMe's Parkinson's Research Community finding differences in symptom severity in various groups.

 

 

Podcast: Drug That May Slow Parkinson's Progression Granted $23 Million from NIH for Phase III Testing

March 31, 2014

Tanya Simuni, MD, principal investigator of the STEADY-PD, and MJFF CEO Todd Sherer talk about the study of isradipine, recently granted $23 million from the NIH for Phase III testing.

 

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