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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Jan 16, 2018

The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative aims to build community hubs for people with Parkinson’s – outside the medical setting – to create more opportunities for exercise, connect people to support and educational resources and provide motivation to get out and be active. Founded ten years...


Jan 2, 2018

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, but for people with Parkinson’s disease it is more than healthy – exercise is medicine. Countless research studies have shown that exercise has benefits for both the body and the brain. But many people have questions about it – what to do, how to find...


Dec 19, 2017

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are two times as likely to fall as other people their age. And while healthcare professionals recognize the extent of the problem, there is still a lot to learn about why they happen and what can be done to prevent them. Dr. Sotirios Parashos, Director of Research at the...


Dec 5, 2017

Stem cells – those cells that can give rise to so many cell types in the body – have been touted as the cure-all for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s. But to date, attempts at stem cell transplantation into the brain have fallen short. Parkinson’s is one of the most complex diseases, with a variety...


Nov 21, 2017

Alpha-synuclein is a protein in the human brain that is linked with the development of Parkinson’s disease. An important scientific paper came out in September 2017 describing how some common drugs, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration for other purposes, may lower the production of alpha-synuclein...