Local Events

11/02 - 11/03/14 - Mansfield, MA - APDA New England Regional PD Conference


11/02/14 - St. Louis. MO - PEP Meeting - Annual Research Update


11/8/14 - Loveland, OH - PD Edu Series


11/16/14 - Staten Island, NY - Optimism Bowls


11/20 & 11/21/14 - Tucson, AZ - El Tour de Tucson Expo and Bike Ride



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.

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



APDA congratulates Scientific
Advisory Board member
Mahlon DeLong

on receiving the Lasker Award
 for pioneering research
in Parkinson's disease

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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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Finding could lead to treatments for channel-related diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, epilepsy and Parkinson's

A common protein plays a different role than previously thought in the opening and closing of channels that let ions flow in and out of our cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins report.

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New gene linked to blindness and Parkinson's diseases

The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a tissue, which lines the back of the eye.

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