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Study Shows Promise for LRRK2 Inhibitor Approach to Parkinson’s

Michael J. Fox Foundation Staff

July/August 2014—Research is focusing on the LRRK2 gene as a means of neuroprotection.

In The Pipeline: Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier to Fight Tumors

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

July/August 2014—Researchers have for the first time shown that an oncolytic virus, wild-type reovirus, infects and replicates in brain tumors following intravenous administration. Researchers…

Brain Stimulation and Robotics-Assisted Motor Training: Moving Past Brain and Nerve Injury

A Q&A with Dylan Edwards, PhD, PT

June 2014—In part II of this series, a researcher explains how technology is supporting recovery.

Movement Disorders Focus: Harnessing Existing Drugs to Slow Progression of Parkinson’s Disease: The STEADY-PDIII Trial of Isradipine

Kevin M. Biglan, MD, MPH and Tanya Simuni, MD

June 2014—Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting older adults and its prevalence is expected to increase substantially over the nex…

New Utensil Gives Patients a Lift

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

May 2014—A specially engineered spoon can help patients deal with tremors.

Knocking Out PD Symptoms?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

May 2014—Exercise is crucial for patients with Parkinson’s. One program wants to give them a fighting chance.

Dysarthria and Positive Myasthenia Serology in a 75-Year-Old Man

Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN

May 2014—A 75-year-old man presented with six-month history of speech difficulty, dysphagia, and fatigue that was more pronounced in the evenings. There was no diplopia or ptosis. He d…

Collaborating To Improve Patient Participation In Research

Sohini Chowdhury; Claire C. Meunier; Lily Cappelletti; Todd Sherer, PhD

April 2014—The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s experience with clinical trial recruitment.


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