Archive | March, 2015

Reform Movement and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Up for Study Investigating Genetic Mutations Common in Jews

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Director Rabbi Jonah Pesner: ?This study provides an important opportunity to help potentially stamp out an insidious disease and reflects the Jewish imperative toward pikuach nefesh, the saving of a life.?

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PPMI Expands to Include Individuals with GBA Mutation

PPMI will now be following individuals with a GBA mutation as part of the Genetic Cohort. In addition to being linked to Parkinson's disease, GBA mutations can cause Gaucher disease. A GBA mutation is more common among certain populations, specifically those of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewish descent. Read the full press release here.

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PPMI at AD/PD 2015

PPMI is proud to be well-represented at the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders (AD/PD 2015), which is being held March 18-22 in Nice, France. Find out when PPMI data will be presented.

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Funding for Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases

For the second year, PPMI is participating in the Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) program. The Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Research UK, The Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Weston Brain Institute announce a collaborative Request for Applications to stimulate analyses across Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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