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The Foundation supports research across basic, translational and clinical science to speed breakthroughs that can lead to the creation of new treatments and a better quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease.

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  • Research Grant, 2024
    Powered Clothing and Wearable Robotics for Everyday Gait Support

    Study Rationale: We’ve spent several years exploring the potential of supporting human movement with wearable robotics and we believe our work has tremendous potential for individuals with Parkinson’s...

  • Research Grant, 2023
    Construction of a Library of Digital Technologies for Use in Research and Care of Parkinson’s Disease

    Study Rationale: The past decade has seen enormous growth in commercially available digital technologies — including sensors, devices and smartphone apps — for the detection and monitoring of...

  • Accelerating Biological Understanding and Therapeutic Translation for Parkinson’s Disease Program, 2023
    Analysis of Skin Biopsies from the Systemic Synuclein Sampling Study by Alpha-synuclein Seed Amplification Assay

    Study Rationale: Alpha-synuclein seed amplification assays have been shown to enable an accurate and early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD). However, this test currently relies on cerebrospinal...

  • Research Grant, 2023
    Chronos-PD: Using Proteomic Analysis to Detect Early Molecular Signatures of Parkinson’s Disease

    Study Rationale: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a gradually progressive condition: by the time the disorder is recognized and diagnosed, it is often too late to protect or reverse the damage that has...

  • Research Grant, 2023
    Assessment of the Novel Neuronal Synuclein Disease Staging System in Stratifying Dementia with Lewy Bodies Patients

    Study Rationale: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a common form of dementia that carries a more serious outlook than others, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Similar to Parkinson's disease (PD)...

  • Research Grant, 2023
    Establishing the South Carolina Parkinson’s Disease Registry

    Study Rationale: The South Carolina Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Registry aims to collect data on the incidence and prevalence of PD in the state. Established by South Carolina Parkinson's Disease...

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