Tag: Parkinson’s Research Community

International Parkinson’s Meeting News

After four days in Berlin attending the massive annual meeting of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society, 23andMe Parkinson’s Community manager, Paul Cannon, PhD, came back hopeful for the future. The challenge for Paul is distilling the most important takeaways from a meeting that ...

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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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New Developments in Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

In two recent reports , Parkinson’s researchers describe findings that may lead to new ways of detecting early signs of the disease and a potential new treatment. In the first case, researchers in Scotland are looking at the possibility that even before a patient begins to have obvious symptoms of the ...

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Patients Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease

As federal regulators listened, patients told them of their symptoms — the sleepless nights, the days with uncontrollable tremors or the little struggles simply maintaining their balance. Some of those with Parkinson’s who spoke at the special U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting in late ...

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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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Virtual Doctor’s Visit For Parkinson’s Patients

A new study involving participants in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Disease Community, offers hope for the future of telemedicine and the ability of clinicians to quickly and accurately assess and recruit patients for research and clinical trials. This is particularly good news for patients far removed from ...

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Parkinson’s Research Challenges

Things aren’t always as they seem with Parkinson’s disease with one recent study showing as many as half those diagnosed with the disease don’t have it, according Dr. J. William Langston. At a recent visit to 23andMe, Langston, a pioneering Parkinson’s researcher as well as the founder and chief science ...

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