Parkinson’s Disease

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September 13, 2017 Investigating inherited Parkinson’s, gene by gene

For the majority of people with Parkinson’s disease, the cause of their condition is far from clear. But for a small number, its genesis can…

August 31, 2017 Taking on the challenge: Parkinson’s disease events to foster collaboration, pursuit of a cure

In less than a month, scientists, physicians and people with Parkinson’s will gather at Van Andel Research Institute with one goal in mind—finding a cure…

August 10, 2017 Following Parkinson’s footsteps through the brain

For the first time, scientists can monitor the spread of a toxic protein linked to Parkinson’s in a model of the disease in real time.…

August 3, 2017 Promising results from study of type 2 diabetes drug in treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Early indications show better motor function and possible slowing of disease progression but more research is necessary Evidence continues to mount that a newer class…

May 2, 2017 The latest in Parkinson’s research in an hour or less

New disease primer from Nature Journals offers updates on the cutting edge of Parkinson’s research and trends Discovery and innovation are moving quickly in the…

April 25, 2017 In their words: The future of Parkinson’s disease research

In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the 200th anniversary of Dr. James Parkinson’s An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, we asked scientists in…

April 11, 2017 Putting together the Parkinson’s puzzle: An interview with Dr. J. William Langston

In 1982, six people in California fell into a completely frozen state—they were unable to move, unable to speak and unable to explain what had…

April 6, 2017 From “the shaking palsy” to drug repurposing: A look back at the history of Parkinson’s research

In 1817, an English surgeon named James Parkinson published An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, which described a disease that would later…