APDA’s Newly Funded 2023 Research Awardees

On September 8, 2022, APDA announced 27 new research grants for the year ahead. Our grant recipients are working tirelessly to...see more understand the complexities of Parkinson’s disease (PD) to develop new treatments and eventually, a cure. We are honored to support our researcher’s work. We awarded $2.35 million to support cutting-edge PD research for the 2022-2023 year […]

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Parkinson’s Research Pipeline: Medication for Cognition on the Horizon

Potential new medications for Parkinson’s cognitive decline With Parkinson’s disease (PD), cognitive issues are quite common. Yet, there are...see more currently few medications available to help alleviate this troubling symptom. In the recent past, there were a scarcity of clinical trials testing potential medications for cognitive difficulties and PD. Currently, there is now a long list […]

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APDA-Funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update

APDA-funded Parkinson’s Research Successes: 2022 Update Since 1961, APDA has been a funding partner in many major scientific breakthroughs...see more and has awarded nearly $55 million in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research grants to date. APDA funds individual research grants and fellowships to scientists performing innovative PD research.

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Meet Dr. Abby Olsen, an APDA-Funded Researcher Studying Parkinson’s Genes in Glial “Helper” Cells

Q&A with Dr. Abby Olsen on Glial Cells in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment A conversation about genes in glial helper...see more cells (and fruit flies!) 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 […]

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New laboratory tests for Parkinson’s Disease

Currently, Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis is based on a visual clinical exam, done by a doctor (ideally a neurologist...see more or movement disorder specialist) in their office. This means that motor symptoms such as tremor, stiffness and slowness must be apparent before a diagnosis is made by the neurologist – yet those visible symptoms don’t often […]

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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...see more 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...see more 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...see more 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...see more 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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