Archive | November, 2013

New Feature: PPMI Baseline Data Summary Pages

With the collection of the baseline data from the de novo PD and Health Control subjects complete, PPMI has made Baseline Summary tables available to researchers with access to the database. These pages give researchers a snapshot of what the Baseline Data looks like.

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PPMI Hits 100,000 Data Downloads Milestone

PPMI has reached an exciting milestone!  As of this week, there have been more than 100,000 downloads of the data to date.  The PPMI data has been downloaded across the globe by researchers at Universities, Research Institutions, Biotech Companies, and Pharmaceutical companies.  To get access to the PPMI data, request access here.

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On the Heels of NYSCF Partnership, MJFF hosts Podcast

After the announcement that The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute will partner with PPMI to generate stem cell lines from PPMI participants, The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) hosted a podcast entitled "Whatever Happened to Stem Cells?". MJFF Contributing Editor Dave Iverson reported on the new technology NYSCF will use and the current state of stem cell research in Parkinson's disease.

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Check out the improved Publications & Presentations page

The Publications & Presentations page on the website has just been revamped. The goal of the new design is to streamline the process by which researchers can submit a manuscript for Data & Publications Committee (DPC) review, submit a poster or presentation to be posted to the website, and browse the archive of PPMI presentations and publications.

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MJFF CEO reflects on The Economist article; highlights PPMI

In response to a recent article in The Economist that revealed the challenges in replicating landmark scientific findings, Todd Sherer, PhD, CEO of The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), wrote a blog depicting the infrastructure and best practices the Foundation has implemented to encourage reproducible findings in PD research. Dr. Sherer draws attention to PPMI as a key example, citing the availability of data in real-time to the broader research community as a way to promote replication.

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