First-Ever Diversity-Focused Research Grant Among Fresh Crop of Grants Awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association

First-Ever Diversity-Focused Research Grant Among Fresh Crop of Grants Awarded by the American Parkinson Disease Association From Levodopa-induced dyskinesias to modeling Parkinson’s disease progression, $1.4 million in innovative research to be funded for 2020 – 2021 year NEW YORK, NY – September 1, 2020 – The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has just awarded $1.4 […]

Read More

APDA CENTER AT BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL REPORTS EXCITING CORRELATION BETWEEN GLUCOCEREBROSIDASE ACTIVITY AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

In an exciting new study, researchers at the APDA-funded Center studied the relationship between the activity of the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) enzyme and the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This insight may help shed light on possible future treatments. The glucocerebrosidase (GBA) enzyme, encoded by the GBA gene, is a protein used by the body to […]

Read More

New Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Technology Now Available

Medtronic announces introduction of Percept PC Neurostimulator with Brainsense Technology On June 26, 2020 Medtronic announced the introduction of an upgraded deep brain stimulation (DBS) system known as PerceptTM PC Neurostimulator with BrainsenseTM Technology. The technology in the new system is the first to not only deliver electrical stimulation to the brain, with the goal […]

Read More

Walking Separately, but Together

Walking Separately, but Together The 2020 Optimism Walk season kicked-off with four virtual Optimism Walks which all took place simultaneously on May 31, 2020. After an online celebration and opening ceremony, participants in all four events walked separately, but together in solidarity for the PD community. Due to social distancing, participants were encouraged to walk […]

Read More