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The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has partnered with Luxe Studio to design and create the exclusive, handcrafted APDA “Optimism Jewelry Collection”.  This exclusive jewelry line is the perfect gift that keeps giving, with Luxe Studio generously donating 30% of all proceeds to the APDA to help Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for more than 1 million people in the United States living with Parkinson’s disease.

You can order online or call 918-928-6458


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US Neurology and European Neurological Review enables time-pressured physicians to stay abreast of key advances and opinion in neurological practice in the US and Europe. The journals comprise balanced and comprehensive articles written by leading authorities addressing the most important and salient developments in the neurological field. 



Your support today will bring Optimism to more than 1 million individuals and families impacted by Parkinson's disease.



First Steps Towards a Vaccine for Parkinson's disease

by Alice Lazzarini, PhD

On July 31st, the Austrian biotech company, AFFiRiS AG announced the results of an early-stage trial of a vaccine intended to treat Parkinson’s disease. This is the first such study in Parkinson’s, although there has been work with similar strategies in Alzheimer disease.

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Meet APDA’s Research Grant Awardees 

APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board has selected 11 grant applications (seven research grants and four post-doctoral fellowships) and the Board of Directors approved for funding in 2014/15 APDA is pleased to present a synopsis of this year’s awards to support scientists whose research promises new insights into the disease. Such support has historically enabled recipients to position their work to a level eligible for greater funding. APDA has been a funding partner in most of the major PD scientific breakthroughs. 



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Playing computer games can aid Parkinson's sufferers, new research shows

New research shows that home computer games could be used as physiotherapy to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease.

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Placebo boosts brain activity in Parkinson's patients

New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.

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