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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.

Sage Bionetworks Launches DREAM Challenge to Identify Best Uses for Remote Sensing Devices

Thursday, July 13, 2017—Sage Bionetworks has launched the Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker DREAM Challenge, the first in a series of open, crowd-sourced analytical projects to help researc…

Visual System Changes May Represent an Early Signal of Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, July 12, 2017—Changes in the intracranial visual system may be a signal of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to new findings published in Radiology. Using MRI, researchers evaluated…

Phase 3 Results Published for Investigational Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia Treatment

Wednesday, June 14, 2017—Results from the Phase 3 EASE LID clinical trial, published online in JAMA Neurology, show that the investigational ADS-5102 (amantadine, Adamas Pharmaceuticals) reduces levod…


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