NWPF

News ArchivesRead News

Parkinson’s group gets $2.8 million from Michael J. Fox Foundation

Wednesday November 22, 2006

Jodie Snyder

Nov. 16, 2006(Arizona Republic) - Sun Health Research Institute and other members of the Arizona Parkinson’s Disease Consortium have received a $2.8million, three-year collaborative grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The money will go to help the institute’s Brain and Body Donation Program, which conducts in-depth clinical and post-mortem studies of patients with Parkinson’s and those without the disease.

The program was started 19 years ago and currently has more than 780 participants. Participants are evaluated annually by specialists, and they all agree to donate their brain and/or organs following death.

The institute is known worldwide because it performs rapid autopsies on normal and Parkinson’s patients who have been intensively studied before their death.

The money will also help other consortium members tap into the findings of the body-donation program and use that research to help develop earlier tests for Parkinson’s.

Recent News

Jul 14 - Cancer drug shows early promise for Parkinson's disease
Jul 13 - Opinion: Dividing the Caregiving Responsibilities Between Siblings
Jul 12 - Researchers make advance in possible treatments for Gaucher, Parkinson’s diseases
Jul 11 - Parkinson’s Head Trauma Link Looks Even Stronger
Jul 7 - Penn students’ start-up XEED puts wearables to work against Parkinson’s disease
Jul 5 - Last Patient Enrolled in Pivotal Phase 3 Parkinson’s Disease Trial, Cynapsus Therapeutics Says
Jun 29 - Exoskeleton Could Quell the Tremors of Parkinson's Disease Patients at Crucial Moments
Jun 28 - Parkinson's disease: New protein discovery could fuel new treatments
Jun 27 - Study finds direct evidence linking Parkinson’s to autoimmune disease; 2 genes that are key regulators of immune system discovered
Jun 27 - Blocking key enzyme halts parkinson's disease symptoms in mice
Jun 23 - Parkinson's Research Might Benefit from Novel Discovery of Zinc Transport Protein Structure
Jun 23 - Parkinson's disease breakthrough 'could lead to cure'
Jun 20 - More American men diagnosed with Parkinson's
Jun 15 - First monkey genetically engineered to have Parkinson’s created
Jun 14 - Fighting Parkinson's in the lab
Jun 9 - A New Gene Has Been Linked to Parkinson's Disease
Jun 6 - A neurologist weighs in on Muhammad Ali's battle with Parkinson's disease
Jun 5 - Michael J. Fox: How to honor Muhammad Ali
Jun 3 - Singing improves speech of people with Parkinson's, but more research needed
Jun 1 - San Diego Parkinson’s Research Sparks Ethical Discussion