Archive | March, 2012

PPMI subject and site PI featured on “Arizona Illustrated”

Dr. Holly Shill, PI at Banner Sun Health, and PPMI subject Kistie Sharp were interviewed on KUAT-TV?s ?Arizona Illustrated?. They spoke about hopes for finding a biomarker for PD and motivation for joining PPMI.

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New Blood test for Parkinson’s is being studied

The company Durin Technologies has identified a panel of protein biomarkers in the blood of Parkinson?s disease subjects that seem to be different compared to controls and Alzheimer?s disease. It is unknown whether the proteins change with the course of the disease but MJFF is supporting the company to verify these results in samples collected in the DATATOP clinical trial to explore this question. If results are promising the PPMI cohort would be a good sample set in which to verify the observation and build the dataset for the biomarker panel.

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