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Kickin' Parkinson's
After a recent two week recess, members of Congress returned to the nation’s capital with several high-priority items on their agenda, including negotiations to keep the federal government open and renewed attempts to reform health care. Federal Government FundingThe government is currently funded through Friday, April 28. If the House and Senate can’t agree on...
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Over the past year or so, we’ve told you about a dyskinesia drug that is advancing toward U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This week, Adamas Pharmaceuticals announced new data for this therapy, an extended-release formulation of amantadine designed to be taken once daily at bedtime. Results from two clinical trials demonstrated that individuals...
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For the second year in a row, Magic Jigsaw Puzzles has partnered with Team Fox in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Throughout April, the gaming app — which lets you complete jigsaw puzzles from your mobile phone, tablet or desktop — will donate proceeds from purchases of specially marked Team Fox puzzle packs to the...
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Today, MJFF announced the promotion of Sohini Chowdhury to Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In her previous role as Senior Vice President of Research Partnerships and throughout her twelve-year career at the Foundation, Ms. Chowdhury has been instrumental in driving the Foundation’s innovative alliances with key Parkinson’s stakeholders. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, she will continue...
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With two weeks remaining in April, there’s still plenty of time to make a difference this Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Team Fox continues to strive toward our $1 million goal — and you can help get us there. There are quick and simple ways that you can use your current Team Fox resources to engage your...
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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is different for everyone and we don’t currently have any way of predicting what symptoms an individual with PD might experience or how they will progress. Identification of a biomarker — an objective measurement of Parkinson’s — could be used to diagnose and track the disease, and would greatly assist in clinical...
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At the current time, there is no identified biomarker for Parkinson’s disease (PD). In other words, there is no objective measure — no lab or imaging test, for example — that can tell whether a person has PD, what type of motor and non-motor symptoms will predominate and how those symptoms will change over time....
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In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness month, MJFF CEO Todd Sherer, PhD, penned an op-ed for Scientific American about the current state of Parkinson’s disease (PD) research, 200 years after Dr. James Parkinson formally characterized the disease. In the commentary, Dr. Sherer highlights progress from the past two centuries that has brought us closer to a...
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April is upon us! That means the start of both Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Team Fox Million Dollar Month challenge. In much of the country it also means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside. As you start to make summer plans, just remember there’s no better...
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Urinary function is governed by the body’s autonomic nervous system, which regulates automatic body functions such as bowel and bladder control and blood pressure, among others. In Parkinson’s, each of those systems can be thrown off balance, but urinary problems aren’t always recognized by patients or their physicians. In this podcast, Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd,...
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