Highlights from the Movement Disorder Society Virtual Congress 2021

  Every year the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) holds a conference and every year APDA is there, learning about the newest research and sharing our resources with the wider Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. The MDS Congress is the preeminent gathering of medical professionals from around the world who are dedicated to PD […]

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New and innovative Parkinson’s disease research being funded by APDA

NEW, INNOVATIVE PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH BEING FUNDED BY APDA On September 1, 2021, APDA announced our research grantees for the year ahead. Our grant recipients are working tirelessly to understand the complexities of Parkinson’s disease in an effort to develop new treatments and eventually, a cure, and we are honored to support their work. This […]

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How Parkinson’s Disease Researchers Get Funding for Their Work

Learn more about how Parkinson’s research grant proposals are created, from inception to submission to APDA Every May, APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board  (SAB) meets to choose the research grants that APDA will fund in the upcoming fiscal year. APDA’s SAB is comprised of highly successful scientists with a broad range of backgrounds and expertise in […]

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Preventing the Accumulation of alpha-synuclein: An Interview with ADPA Researcher, Dr. April Darling

Meet Dr. April Darling, an APDA-funded researcher studying methods to reduce alpha-synuclein in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. Our A Closer Look blog is designed to educate, inform, and inspire you through a variety of topics and insights about Parkinson’s disease (PD). One way we do that is through our Interview with APDA Researchers series, as a […]

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Highlights from the 2021 AAN Annual Meeting

The Latest in Parkinson’s Research from AAN 2021 The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the preeminent professional association for neurologists in the US dedicated to supporting and improving the profession of neurology. Every year, AAN holds an annual conference at which new data on all aspects of neurology, including Parkinson’s disease (PD), is presented. […]

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Where are they now? APDA’s research success continued

Q & A with APDA research grant recipients Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $51 million in research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. Grants are awarded through a competitive application […]

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Neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s disease: An Interview with ADPA Researcher, Dr. Edward Griffin

Dr. Edward Griffin researches the relationship between neuroinflammation and Parkinson’s disease Today we introduce you to Dr. Edward Griffin, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the recipient of a 2019-2020 APDA Post-doctoral fellowship and is currently studying the role of inflammation in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). We asked […]

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PD and the microbiome

What is the microbiome? The human gut harbors trillions of micro-organisms referred to collectively as the microbiome. Current understanding is that the microbiome provides a number of benefits to the human including help with digestion of food, help with warding off harmful microorganisms, aid in the absorption of particular nutrients, and creation of needed vitamins. […]

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Therapies for non-motor symptoms of PD in clinical trials

The pipeline for Parkinson’s disease (PD) medications is extremely crowded these days, with multiple medications at various stages of research and development. Currently most of the approved medications for PD address the motor symptoms of PD – tremor, slowness, stiffness, and walking difficulties. Medications are also available to help people overcome OFF time or improve […]

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