EPA Reaffirms Safety of Paraquat, Despite Mounting Evidence

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reaffirmed the safety of paraquat and issued this report. As background, in 2021,...see more the EPA re-approved use of paraquat, an herbicide used extensively in the US but banned in more than 50 countries worldwide due to data regarding its effects on human health including its links to Parkinson’s disease […]

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INNOVATIVE GRANT HELPS RESEARCHERS EXPLORE NEW HORIZONS

APDA recently hosted the Diversity in Parkinson’s Disease Research Roundtable virtual program...see more to highlight the exciting work we’ve been funding in this area. We know that PD affects people of all ethnicities, ancestries, and geographies, yet for many years, research efforts failed to reflect that. Unfortunately, many clinical […]

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A new device dramatically improves freezing of gait in an individual with PD

Freezing of gait (FOG) is an abnormal gait pattern that can accompany Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well as other parkinsonian...see more disorders in which there are sudden, short, and temporary episodes of an inability to move the feet forward despite the intention to walk. These episodes can significantly  interfere in daily life and can result in falls. Treatments […]

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Spinal Cord Stimulation as Potential Treatment for Gait Issues

Gait impairment can be a significant challenge as Parkinson’s disease (PD) advances, with balance problems, frequent falls, and freezing...see more of gait impeding quality of life. Often these challenges do not respond to increased amounts of PD medication or deep brain stimulation (DBS). In recent years, electrical stimulation of the spinal cord has been a research […]

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