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iPSC Sub-study Complete

Feb 20, 2018

PPMI is a nimble study designed to allow for quick adaptation to emerging needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) research field.  In response to increased interest from researchers in well-characterized induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) adult cells capable of giving rise to any human cell type, PPMI launched the Golub Capital iPSC Sub-Study in collaboration […]

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Participant Update Call – 6/28/2017

Jun 27, 2017

All PPMI participants are encouraged to call in for our quarterly study update call, tomorrow at 12 pm EST. Dr. Daniel Weintraub will discuss the impact of PD on cognition. Dr. Weintraub’s talk will center around his recent publication of PPMI data in the journal PLoS One. You can read the full research article online. 

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Update: PPMI iPSC Lines

Jun 19, 2017

Cell lines derived from PPMI participants, PBMCs become available on a rolling basis as they are reprogrammed; some lines are available now. For more information, please email Information about additional tools for PD research, including animal models, antibodies, and assays, can be found on the Michael J. Fox Foundation website. The Parkinson’s Progression Markers […]

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PPMI at MDS 2017

May 30, 2017

The 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS) conference will take place next week, June 4-8, in Vancouver, Canada. PPMI leadership is happy to announce that several posters will feature PPMI data. We invite you to look for PPMI at this year’s meeting: Blue Ribbon Highlight:  840 Multiple modality biomarker prediction of […]

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PPMI 2017 Annual Meeting Summary

May 30, 2017

Nearly 180 PPMI investigators, coordinators, study cores, patient advisory and steering committee members, sponsors, and industry partners from around the world met in New York City May 3-4, 2017 to share PPMI study and scientific updates and to discuss the future of the initiative.  The annual meeting remains a critical component to the study. It […]

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PPMI iPSC Lines — A Valuable Tool for Researchers

Mar 23, 2017

The Parkinson?s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) has expanded to include the generation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from reprogrammed peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PBMCs) collected from PPMI participants. Study leadership hopes to complete 135 blood collections by the end of 2017; to date, over 50 PPMI participants have given blood samples. Cells lines […]

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Live Webinar February 24: 2016 PPMI Data Challenge Winners

Feb 9, 2017

In June of 2016, The Michael J. Fox Foundation challenged data scientists and computational analysts to work with PPMI?s unprecedented collection of open-access clinical, molecular, and imaging data to answer two fundamental questions about Parkinson?s disease: what are the subtypes of the disease, and what baseline factors predict disease progression? In total, forty researchers submitted […]

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $25,000 PPMI Data Challenge to Advance Parkinson?s Understanding and Study Design

Jun 8, 2016

Today The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) announced a challenge asking data scientists and computational analysts to work with researchers to answer fundamental questions about Parkinson?s that limit our understanding and slow drug testing. The PPMI Data Challenge offers $25,000 each to two teams that develop models to answer either: ? What factors at baseline predict […]

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2016 PPMI Annual Meeting held in New York City

May 20, 2016

The 2016 PPMI annual meeting took place on May 4-5 in New York City.  The meeting brought together 175 PPMI stakeholders from around the world, including PPMI leadership, site principal investigators, site coordinators and industry partners.  During the two day meeting, there was discussion of the data coming out of PPMI to date, plans for the […]

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PPMI Q1 2016 Study Update call

Mar 31, 2016

On March 11, Dr. Mark Frasier, Senior Vice President at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, shared an update on the PPMI study. Dr. Frasier summarized some of the key accomplishments of PPMI to date.

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