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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Mucuna pruriens – a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease?

Mucuna pruriens – a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease? You may have heard about Mucuna pruriens (MP) as a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are curious about whether this is something that you should try. I will dedicate the blog today to a discussion of MP – what it is and what its […]

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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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Is Pain a Symptom of Parkinson’s Disease?

Pain is a common but overlooked problem in Parkinson’s disease. Pain is an often overlooked non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Studies show that between 40-80% of people with PD report pain, which is likely why it is often suggested as a topic for this blog. (Please feel free to suggest a topic for future […]

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