Tag Archive | "Genetics"

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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Whole Exome Sequencing Data Now Available

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.

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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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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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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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Genetics Participant Study Update Call

Andrew Singleton, PhD, principal investigator of the PPMI Genetics Core at the National Institute on Aging/NIH was the latest guest speaker in the PPMI Study Update Call series for enrolled participants. You can now listen to this call about PPMI, genetics, and PD on the For Enrolled Participants page.

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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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MDS 2014 PPMI Presentations are Live

The PPMI presentations and posters from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society?s 18th annual congress are now available in Presentations.

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