Archive | October, 2010

Preliminary information posted about CSF and DJ-1 qualification study

Learn about the qualification study that was completed during the planning phase for PPMI to assess the test/re-test reliability and diurnal fluctuations for select lead biomarker candidates.

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Study finds that reduced CSF A?(1-42) predicts cognitive decline in PD (Neurology)

The results of a study were published in Neurology with authors that include PPMI Steering Committee members and Bioanalytics Core co-investigators, among others. The research found that a decrease in CSF A?(1-42) is a predictor of cognitive decline in PD patients and may be helpful in PD prognosis.

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Alzforum profiles similarities between PPMI and ADNI (Part 2 of 2)

The second part of a two-part series on Alzforum, this article focuses on the brain imaging used in PPMI: how its used now, the challenges faced, and hopes for future uses. Several PPMI Core PI?s and Steering Committee members are featured.

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The Medical Technology Blog posts on PPMI

PPMI is profiled on the Medical Technology blog. The article features MJFF's focus on biomarkers and the role biomarkers play in the progress of developing PD treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

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Los Altos Town Crier highlights Parkinson’s Institute and imaging in PPMI

Los Altos Town Crier profiles the Parkinson's Institute,and highlights PPMI's use of imaging technology and body biology. Dr. Caroline Tanner is quoted.

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Alzforum profiles similarities between PPMI and ADNI (Part 1 of 2)

Alzforum showcases the PPMI study and discusses its similarities to the ADNI study in Alzheimer's. The article features interviews with several of the PPMI Core PI's and Steering Committee members.

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MJFF’s perspective on funding for biomarker research (Biomark Med)

Biomarkers in Medicine publishes a paper authored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation staff discussing the Foundation?s focus on sponsoring research to find a biomarker for Parkinson?s.

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South End News features PPMI at Boston University

South End News features PPMI and Dr. Samuel Frank, PI at BU, in their research for a Parkinson's biomarker.

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University of Iowa to Serve as Biostatistics Core for PPMI

The University of Iowa announced as Biostatistics Core for PPMI. Dr. Chris Coffey, PI the Biostatistics Core, is featured.

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San Jose Mercury News announces PPMI at the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

The San Jose Mercury News announces PPMI in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Caroline Tanner, PI at the Parkinson's Institute, talks about the Institute's role in the study.

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