Tag Archive | "Genetic Cohort"

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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Genetic and Prodromal Cohort Data Now Live

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.

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Dr. Ken Marek’s Presentation for Enrolled Participants Posted

PPMI Principal Investigator, Dr. Ken Marek: "We have made a great deal of progress in the study, largely thanks to the persistence of the sites, of the investigators, and, most importantly, of the participants." Listen to Marek's full presentation.

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Reform Movement and The Michael J. Fox Foundation Team Up for Study Investigating Genetic Mutations Common in Jews

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Director Rabbi Jonah Pesner: ?This study provides an important opportunity to help potentially stamp out an insidious disease and reflects the Jewish imperative toward pikuach nefesh, the saving of a life.?

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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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Core Focus: the Genetics Coordination Core

The PPMI study cores are responsible for a wide range of study needs including analyzing, storing, and performing quality control measures on the study data and specimens, providing supplies, guidance, and support to study sites, and performance and study management. In this core spotlight, Genetics Coordination Core Principal Investigator Tatiana Foroud, PhD and her team explain their role in PPMI.

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Understanding the Genetic Widespread Recruitment Initiative

The Widespread Recruitment Initiative (WRI) is an internet-based recruitment tool that allows potential PPMI participants to be screened, consented and provided with LRRK2 testing without having to visit a PPMI site. Find out how the process works.

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PPMI Annual Meeting 2014 Summary

On May 6 and 7, PPMI held its 2014 Annual Investigators Meeting in New York, NY. Participants included site investigators and coordinators, study and sponsor staff, industry partners, and Steering Committee, Patient Advisory Committee, and study core members representing 15 countries and about 60 companies and organizations. View this year's presentations.

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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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