Tag Archive | "Biospecimens"

PPMI Participating in Upcoming Datathon

The tranSMART Foundation is hosting the Cross Neurodegenerative Diseases Datathon June 30 - July 2. Scientists will use the tranSMART Platform to perform analyses across multiple public datasets in the neurodegenerative disease field, including PPMI, BioFIND, LRRK2, ADNI, and GEO PD.

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Biospecimen Analysis Call for Participants Posted

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.

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PPMI Annual Meeting 2015 Summary

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.

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2015 PPMI Study Update Call Series

Enrolled participants can take part in the PPMI Study Update Call Series. Calls take place on a quarterly basis and feature presentations and Q&A with leading researchers and study team members. View the 2015 call schedule.

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2015 Sample Request Rolling Application Deadlines

Qualified researchers can request access to PPMI biospecimens through the rolling application process. Mark your calendars with the 2015 schedule to ensure timely submission and review.

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PPMI Biosamples Webinar Posted

PPMI's principal investigator, Ken Marek, MD, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation's Mark Frasier, PhD held the PPMI Progress Update: Available Data and Biosamples webinar, covering an overview of PPMI, some initial findings, and the process for accessing the PPMI clinical data, imaging data, and biospecimens. A recording of the webinar is now available.

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New Serum Data Ready to Download

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.

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Webinar on Available Parkinson’s and Controls Biosamples

PPMI and The Michael J. Fox Foundation are hosting a webinar which will cover available PPMI samples and data and the process for requesting both. The webinar will take place Monday, December 15, 12 to 1 p.m. ET. Learn more and register today.

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Over 22,000 Samples Currently Available

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.

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Funding and Biospecimens Access Opportunity

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has supported several pre-clinical and clinical efforts that have generated valuable data, biospecimens, and tissue resources for the research community. Qualified researchers may request access to these resources (including PPMI) with or without funding requests by using a single application through Access Data & Biospecimens. Deadline: August 11. Informational call: July 28.

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