INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS® – Parkinson’s Disease Updates

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND MOVEMENT DISORDERS® – Parkinson’s Disease Updates

The International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders is taking place this week (Oct 5-9) in Hong Kong. This is an annual meeting of Movement Disorders scientists and physicians from around the world.

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APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other conditions

APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other neuropsychiatric conditions

In classic biochemistry, ribonucleic acid (RNA) was thought to be a simple middle man between our genome and our proteins. Recently, however, it has become clear that RNA exists in multiple forms and plays a myriad of roles, including regulating protein production, regulating genome activity, and sensing environment. In fact, only a very small portion of DNA gets transcribed into RNA that creates protein. A much large portion gets transcribed into RNA that has various other functions.

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FDA New Analysis on PD Psychosis Treatment

FDA New Analysis on PD Psychosis Treatment

On September 20, 2018, the FDA recently released results of a new analysis finding no new or unexpected safety risks associated with Nuplazid. The new analysis was initiated because of concerns raised in the media last spring, and reassures patients that they should continue to take Nuplazid as prescribed by their physician. The FDA report highlights a number of important concepts

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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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