Tag: Michael J. Fox Foundation

Ali and Parkinson’s

In his last fight— the one against Parkinson’s — Muhammad Ali went the distance finally succumbing in early June to complications from a respiratory problem. He was 74. In the more than 30 years since Ali was first diagnosed, our understanding of Parkinson’s has changed enormously and yet there is still ...

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Everyday Hero

There are many faces of Parkinson’s, Claudia’s just happens to be smiling most of the time. “I’m an optimistic person,” said the mother of two teenage boys who lives with her family in Illinois. She’s also one of the 11,000 people with the disease that make up 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community — ...

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the accomplishments 23andMe has made in the study of the disease in a relatively short time. First launched in 2009, 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community is now the world’s largest cohort of genotyped Parkinson’s patients. ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

From implanting cells into the brain to prevent the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells, to placing light sensitive channels in nerve cells to better treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, researchers are pushing into new realms in the fight against the disease. At the ninth annual Michael J. Fox ...

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A New Model for Discerning Parkinson’s

A team of researchers has developed a simple and non-invasive approach that uses genetic data in combination with other demographic and biomarker information to accurately distinguish those with and without Parkinson’s disease, an illness that is notoriously difficult to detect. In a study published this ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

Over the last year, three promising new treatments for symptoms of Parkinson’s became available in the United States, but progress has been less hopeful on the development of drugs to modify the progression the disease, according to researchers who spoke at an annual movement disorders conference in San Diego ...

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Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s

On Thursday and Friday, 23andMe will be participating in two online events hosted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation focused on Parkinson’s disease and some of the latest research into its genetic underpinning. On Thursday February 19th, at 12 pm EST, the Michael J. Fox Foundation will host a webinar titled ...

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Highlights on New Parkinson’s Research

At an annual conference last month sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, scientists, academics and business representatives gathered in New York City to explore some of the latest and most promising research on Parkinson’s disease that’s being supported by the foundation. 23andMe’s Paul Cannon, who ...

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New Parkinson’s Findings Published

A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide — including 23andMe — has found new genetic risks for Parkinson’s disease. Published in this week’s Nature Genetics, the study is significant for ...

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Debate Around Informing Research Participants

This post comes to us from our friends at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which has worked with us through our Parkinson’s Research Community. There are many different points of view on whether to inform research participants. For 23andMe our approach has always been to give customers and research participants ...

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