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Diffusion Tensor Imaging Reflects Degree of Motor Symptoms

In a recent publication in Movement Disorders, Zhang, et al. used PPMI data and found that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) detected neural fiber abnormalities in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and that the degree of deviation from normal neural fiber integrity is associated with the severity of motor symptoms in patients.

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PPMI at MDS 2015

PPMI is excited to announce that several presentations at the 19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS) will feature PPMI data. View the PPMI-related abstracts for this congress happening in San Diego, California on June 14-18.

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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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Morphological Changes in the PD Brain

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.

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SWEDDs and Nonmotor Symptoms Publication

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.

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Results Published on Cognitive Performance and Neuropsychatric Symptoms

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.

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PPMI at AAN 2015

PPMI is headed to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2015 Annual Meeting, taking place in Washington D.C. from April 18 through April 25. Top players in neurology will come together to learn about the latest in research, showcased through presentations and posters, including several featuring PPMI data.

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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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Video: Thank you from Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox has created an exclusive video thanking the PPMI volunteers and researchers for their exceptional contributions to Parkinson's research.

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