Data and Specimen Access Stats

Scientific Updates Get updates: Email RSS

Biospecimen Analysis Call for Participants Posted

Jun 22, 2015

Dr. Mollenhauer: "[Cerebrospinal fluid] bears the possibility to reflect the underlying biology of the disease process." Find out what makes the PPMI biospecimens, like cerebrospinal fluid, so important to finding progression markers for PD.

Continue reading...

PPMI Annual Meeting 2015 Summary

Jun 11, 2015

Nearly 150 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 13-14, 2015 to share PPMI updates and to discuss the future of the initiative. View the meeting's presentations.

Continue reading...

Morphological Changes in the PD Brain

Jun 9, 2015

Frontiers in Neuroscience recently published an article by Garg, et al. comparing changes in the volume of different regions of the brain between healthy controls and people with Parkinson's using structural MRIs from PPMI and the University of British Columbia.

Continue reading...

AD/PD & AAN Presentations Posted

Jun 9, 2015

With the PPMI data set and biospecimen sample inventory rapidly growing, PPMI data is increasingly being presented around the globe. View some highlights of PPMI data presentations from this past season.

Continue reading...

SWEDDs and Nonmotor Symptoms Publication

May 11, 2015

In a recent paper in Movement Disorders, researchers sought to better understand SWEDDs compared to people with Parkinson's and healthy controls (HCs) by comparing the nonmotor symptoms for each group using the PPMI baseline data. Certain symptoms, like orthostatic hypotension, were found to be more common in SWEDDs than in PD participants.

Continue reading...

Genetic and Prodromal Cohort Data Now Live

May 8, 2015

The PPMI prodromal cohort, genetic cohort, and genetic registry data is now live and available for download in the PPMI database. Read more about these cohorts and access this data.

Continue reading...

Results Published on Cognitive Performance and Neuropsychatric Symptoms

May 4, 2015

In a paper published in Movement Disorders, Weintraub, et al. investigate the prevalence of cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), such as depression, apathy, and anxiety, in early, unmedicated people with Parkinson's compared with healthy controls (HCs) using the PPMI baseline data.

Continue reading...

Whole Exome Sequencing Data Now Available

Apr 13, 2015

The PPMI Genetics Core has just made their whole exome sequencing data live in the PPMI database. This sequencing targeted 201,121 Exons, UTRs, and miRNA in DNA from whole-blood from the original PPMI cohort of over 600 PD, SWEDD, and control subjects. Read more about the analysis and learn how to access the data.

Continue reading...

New Serum Data Ready to Download

Dec 12, 2014

Serum analysis data from Maria Teresa Pellecchia, MD of the University of Salerno is now live in the PPMI database. Qualified researchers can download this data at no cost.

Continue reading...

Over 22,000 Samples Currently Available

Nov 6, 2014

PPMI has been actively collecting a wealth of biospecimens from the study participants, a group that has now grown to over 800 enrolled individuals. The samples are standardized, longitudinal, and available to qualified researchers conducting biomarker verification studies.

Continue reading...