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National Parkinson Foundation Raises $1M on Moving Day

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has raised almost $1 million through the Moving Day, A Walk for Parkinson’s initiative that took place this spring. The funding will be invested in mission services in Washington, D.C., Tampa, and the Bay Areain CA, designed to improve the lives of patients…

Mahlon DeLong Recognized for Parkinson’s Career Achievements

Physician and scientist Mahlon DeLong, MD, was recognized for his achievements in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease with the 2015 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. The University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute announced it was awarding DeLong for his contributions to improve the lives…

Researchers Identify New Mutation Link In Parkinson’s Disease

A collaboration between the University College London Institute of Neurology, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield found a new link between genetic mutations associated to Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study entitled “The Parkinson’s disease–linked proteins Fbxo7 and Parkin interact to mediate mitophagy” was published…

Gene Therapy Found to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease in Rats

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pennsylvania recently revealed that a gene therapy strategy targeting a key protein in Parkinson’s disease pathology – alpha-synuclein – can prevent disease development in a rat model. The study is entitled “…

Astrocytes Play a Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, discovered that specific cells in the brain called astrocytes develop an exaggerated reaction to inflammation in the context of neurodegenerative diseases. The study was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience and is entitled “Astrocytes Are Primed by…

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