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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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting – Parkinson’s Disease Updates

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting is taking place this week in Los Angeles, California. This is a meeting of neurologists and neuroscientists across all subspecialties of Neurology, including Movement disorders/Parkinson’s disease. At the meeting, research findings are presented, often for the first time. APDA is there and will be reporting exciting news […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson’s

APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Rebecca Gilbert weighs in on Traumatic Brian Injury, a small, but important contributor to the overall risk of Parkinson’s On April 18, 2018, a study was published in the journal Neurology and widely disseminated in the popular press, which demonstrated an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) after even a mild […]

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