Parkinson’s Disease

Why Not Participate? One Patient’s Perspective

June 14, 2012
This post first ran a few days ago on the Michael J. Fox Foundation blog. We liked it so much we’re re-posting it here. Please take a look and, if...
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Announcing 23andMe’s First Patent

May 28, 2012
23andMe has a substantial research arm with more than 20 scientists dedicated to making meaningful discoveries that will improve the lives of all of us. We do not want our discoveries to just be an academic pursuit -- we want to meaningfully improve lives. Our first patent is an important step in ensuring that we’ve done all we can towards successful translation of a promising discovery in Parkinson's disease.
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Ride With Larry

April 30, 2012
Andrew Rubin and Ricardo Villarreal’s film Ride With Larry is about more than a guy with Parkinson’s pedaling across South Dakota. It's about the singular idea that whatever life throws at you the best choice is to live to the fullest.
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Michael J. Fox, Our Big-Time Hero

April 27, 2012
Michael J. Fox is a great actor, but his smiles and good humor during a visit to 23andMe headquarters in Mountain View this week were fully sincere. “What excites me is what the Fox Foundation is doing with 23andMe,” he said. “Especially after today…it’s crucial work that you’re doing.”
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A Leader in Parkinson’s Research

April 25, 2012
If you were facing a daunting diagnosis you would want the news to come from someone like Dr. J. William Langston. Engaged and intelligent, he has the kind of optimism you don’t expect from a physician who has spent decades working to unravel the complexities of Parkinson’s disease. Langston, who was recently honored with a prestigious award for his contributions to Parkinson's research, stopped by our office to talk about the state of the science of Parkinson’s and share a little about his career in the process.
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PDGene Enters the Scene for Parkinson’s Research

April 18, 2012
A recent paper in PLoS Genetics describes the most comprehensive Parkinson's disease research database to date. 23andMe contributed to this new database with the help of the many active participants in our Parkinson’s disease research community.
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An Astronaut Tells His Secret

April 16, 2012
Astronaut Rich Clifford spent his life facing huge challenges but the biggest challenge would come in the form of Parkinson's disease. His story is the subject of a soon-to-be completed documentary, "The Astronaut's Secret".
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The State of the Science of Parkinson’s Research

April 09, 2012
Recently, 23andMe's Emily Drabant sat down with Todd Sherer, CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), and Brian Fiske, vice president of research programs at MJFF, to talk about our new understandings of the genetics of Parkinson’s disease that could form the building blocks for research over the next decade.
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Unexpected Associations with Parkinson’s

April 06, 2012
Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disorder, but sifting through the data 23andMe scientists have found associations with such things as personality types, joint pain and levels of cholesterol.
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Beer, Pizza and Parkinson’s: 23andMe Hosts Parkinson’s Support Group

April 05, 2012
Recently, we invited a local support group for men with early onset Parkinson’s to come to our office. The idea was to give these guys a chance to learn about about 23andMe and our Parkinson’s Research Community, but we probably learned as much if not more from them then they did from us.
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