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The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is our landmark study launched in 2010 to deepen knowledge of Parkinson's and to better understand its onset and progression to speed the development of new treatments. Learn the latest news from the study here.

  • Marcy Schaeffer

    My Research Journey: Doing my Small Part to Support People with Parkinson’s

    Marcy Schaeffer, 68, is a volunteer in the Foundation’s landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). She lives with smell loss, which can be an important signal of risk for Parkinson’s…

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    PPMI Dispatch: Study Leaders Meet to Chart the Future of Parkinson’s Research

    More than 300 study leaders gathered in New York City for the annual PPMI meeting. They discussed scientific findings from study data and next steps for future research, with a focus on the…

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    My Research Journey: How an RBD Diagnosis, Not Parkinson’s, Led to Joining a Landmark Study

    Allen Dance shares his experience with REM sleep behavior disorder and how it led him to the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative.

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    My Research Journey: Why I Raised My Hand to Participate Shortly After Diagnosis

    Sometimes, a long-awaited diagnosis can lead to a certain sense of relief. For Florida resident Mike Kinnett, age 66, the confirmation of a Parkinson’s diagnosis answered several lingering questions,…

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    Breaking News: Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Found

    New biomarker can reveal key pathology of Parkinson's disease and is a significant milestone in the search for a cure for Parkinson's disease.

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    Major Research Breakthrough: A New Biomarker for Parkinson's

    In this special Third Thursdays Webinar, we discuss the most significant breakthrough to date in the search for a Parkinson’s biomarker: a highly accurate biological test for Parkinson’s disease. The…

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