Where are they now? APDA’s research success

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 $49 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 process […]

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Is a vaccine for Parkinson’s disease possible?

As the world awaits an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), vaccines and vaccination are at the front and center of the news and in our minds. A vaccine is a substance that is introduced into the body in order to stimulate the immune system to provide protection against a particular disease. […]

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Highlights From The Movement Disorders Society Virtual Congress 2020

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 PD community. The MDS Congress is the preeminent gathering of medical professionals from around the world who are dedicated to Parkinson’s disease (PD) and […]

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APDA Announces Funding For 2020-2021 Research Grants

New, Innovative Parkinson’s disease Research Being Funded by APDA For people impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD) the search for answers – the causes, a cure, better treatments – may seem elusive, too slow, frustrating. But all of us at APDA will not give up our pursuit, and rather than be deterred, we are inspired, energized […]

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Genetic Research in Under-studied Populations: An Interview with APDA Researcher, Dr. Karen Nuytemans

Parkinson’s Disease & Genetics in the Hispanic Population Today we continue our Interview with APDA Researchers series to bring you a closer look at some of the dedicated APDA-funded researchers who are working tirelessly to understand the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our guest today is Dr. Karen Nuytemans,  a Research Assistant Professor in the John […]

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Early disease detection: An Interview with APDA Researcher Dr. Mohammad Shahnawaz

The search for a Parkinson’s disease biomarker 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 within this blog so you can get a closer look at some of the […]

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Genes, Stem cells and Alpha-synuclein: An Interview with APDA Researcher Dr. Vikram Khurana

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). Our Interview with APDA Researchers series within the blog was created to give you a closer look at some of the dedicated APDA-funded researchers who are focused on finding better treatments and a […]

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Research Progress: APDA-funded research at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Research Progress: APDA-funded research at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders I just returned from the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS) that took place Sept 22-Sept 26, 2019 in Nice, France. The meeting attracts scientists and clinicians from around the world who work in the field of Parkinson’s disease […]

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Let’s talk about brain donation

Let’s talk about brain donation One of the most fundamental ways for scientists to learn about Parkinson’s disease (PD) as well as other brain disorders, is by studying the brain tissue of people with these diseases. There is never too much of this extremely valuable material for research studies.  While there are major strides in […]

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APDA ANNOUNCES $1.7 MILLION IN NEW PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH GRANTS. FUNDING ENABLES 10 RESEARCHERS TO CONDUCT IMPACTFUL RESEARCH.

APDA announces funding for 2019-2020 grants It is that time of year – when APDA announces our research grantees for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. We are very proud of our grant recipients who each has a unique idea that will hopefully benefit the entire Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. This year APDA has awarded $1.7 million […]

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