Promising results from the University of Pittsburgh APDA Center for Advanced Research

Promising results from the University of Pittsburgh APDA Center for Advanced Research Building off of pivotal APDA-funded work highlighted here, Dr. J. Timothy Greenamyre and his team, published a investigating the role of Leucine-rich Repeat Kinase (LRRK2) in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). LRRK2 is known to be mutated in a small percentage of […]

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CLINICAL TRIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

CLINICAL TRIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: An Experimental, One-Time Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease If your response to Parkinson’s disease medications has become unpredictable or isn’t what it used to be, this clinical study may be an option that you should discuss with your doctor. The RESTORE-1 Clinical Study is evaluating an experimental, one-time gene therapy approach to […]

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Research Updates

Research Updates In September, APDA announced funding for cutting-edge research projects for the 2019-2020 academic year totaling $1.7 million. These grants, along with others that were submitted, were reviewed earlier this year by APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The annual SAB meeting is also a time to hear updates on previously-funded research. David Standaert, MD, […]

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Coloring outside the lines of traditional PD therapies

Coloring outside the lines of traditional PD therapies  New Program Offers Creative Outlet, Improves PD Symptoms  An innovative new program offers a host of benefits for people with Parkinson’s who have challenges in visual perception and spatial relations, affecting their ability to move through the world. Most current PD treatment regimens don’t focus on this […]

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Creating Connections

  Creating Connections Beyond the Doctor’s Visit: Taking Parkinson’s Care to the Next Level “Game changing.” That’s how Robin Kornhaber, Senior Vice President, National Programs and Partnerships at the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), describes APDA Information and Referral (I&R) Centers. APDA I&R Centers are at medical institutions across the country where APDA supports either […]

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Taking Parkinson’s education to the farmers market: educating under-served communities

Taking Parkinson’s education to the farmers market: educating under-served communities Dr. Lynda Nwabuobi, Movement Disorder Fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, attended APDA’s Diversity in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Research Conference in May and was inspired. Dr. Nwabuobi  had just spent the day learning about health care disparities in PD care, low […]

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