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Parkinson’s Advocates in Research Leadership Awards

Tuesday, January 16, 2018—November 29, 2017 -- The Parkinson's Foundation announced $60,000 in support of patient-scientist teams to develop innovations to engage patients in their care. These awar…

Forward Thinking: Advances in Neurology

November/December 2017—A review of notable neurological developments in 2017 and a preview of the year ahead.

Huntington’s Disease: A Therapeutic Update

Leonel Estofan, MD and Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH

November/December 2017—An expanding research and therapeutic landscape has increased awareness and treatment of Huntington’s disease.

17 New Genes Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Thursday, September 14, 2017—A new study has discovered 17 novel genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease, several of which are considered targets for intervention. Published in Nature G…

Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Joseph Jankovic, MD

September 2017—Recognizing the full spectrum of phenomenology of tics and various behavioral comorbidities is critical to diagnosis.

Austedo Approved for Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia

Thursday, August 31, 2017—The FDA has approved Austedo (deutetrabenazine, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.) tablets for the treatment of tardive dyskinesia in adults. The approval was based on …

AstraZeneca and Takeda Strike $400 Million Development Deal for Investigational Parkinson’s Agent

Tuesday, August 29, 2017—AstraZeneca and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited will jointly develop and commercialize an investigational alpha-synuclein antibody currently in development for the treat…

Technology and Parkinson’s Disease: New Solutions for Old Problems

Sanaz Attaripour Isfahani, MD and Jill Giordano Farmer, DO, MPH

July/August 2017—From digital innovations to practical solutions, technology can offer the possibility of improved quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.


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