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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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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