Tag Archive | "CSF"

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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AD/PD & AAN Presentations Posted

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.

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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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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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Participant Newsletter & CSF Teleconference Posted

The latest PPMI participant newsletter and study update call have been posted to the Enrolled Participants page. These detail the genetics cohort, research using PPMI cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and more.

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Data Posted to PPMI

Data from the analysis of baseline CSF samples are now available on the PPMI study database. 1,266 CSF samples from all 666 PPMI (PD, Healthy subject, SWEDD) baseline visits and 300 longitudinal visits (6 and 12 month from those subjects who have reached their 12 month visit) have been analyzed for alpha-synuclein (?-SYN), A?1-42, total tau (t-tau), and tau phosphorylated at threonine 181 (p-tau) and data is now available on the PPMI website.

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Opportunity for Funding and Access to Data and Specimens

Using a single application, qualified researchers may request access to clinical data and biospecimens from a collection of studies exploring promising areas in Parkinson?s research, including PPMI. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson?s Research (MJFF) is also offering funding for use and analysis of the available information and materials.  Applicants may request up to […]

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Important Update Regarding PPMI CSF Data

A letter from the PPMI Steering Committee regarding the status of CSF Data.

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