APDA funded research suggests new approach to understanding the basic biology of PD

APDA funded research suggests new approach to understanding the basic biology of PD

APDA-funded research conducted by Dr. Talene Yacoubian of the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham – one of APDA’s Centers for Advanced Research – suggests a new approach to understanding the basic biology of Parkinson’s disease.

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Promising results from APDA-funded LRRK2 research

Promising results from APDA-funded LRRK2 research

On July 25, 2018, the APDA Center for Advanced Research at the University of Pittsburgh, led by the Center’s Director (and APDA Scientific Advisory Board member), Dr. J. Timothy Greenamyre, published results of a study highlighting the role of Leucine-rich Repeat Kinase (LRRK2) in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson’s disease Prevalence Study

New Parkinson’s disease prevalence study Trying to estimate the number of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in North America is extremely important but notoriously difficult. It is critical to know the prevalence of PD because it informs lawmakers who make decisions concerning allocation of research funds about the true impact of the disease, and […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Slow Tremor Progression

Deep brain stimulation may slow the progression of tremor if performed in early Parkinson’s disease. APDA funding is helping further the efforts to find out more. New results, published in the June 29, 2018, online issue of Neurology suggest that deep brain stimulation (DBS) may slow the progression of tremor if performed early on in […]

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Introducing A Closer Look

In today’s hyper-connected world, you can find an almost infinite amount of information about Parkinson’s disease (PD) in every corner of the internet and on every social media outlet. It can be hard to know what to read, what to believe, and most importantly, what changes you should (or shouldn’t) implement in your life in response to the information that is out there.

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