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British Medical Journal. Ben Stecher et al: Research into Parkinson’s Disease needs reform

“As Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients and research advocates, we remain hopeful that the whirlwind of research and translational studies which flood the pages of journals around the world will result in treatments that significantly improve quality of life for people with PD within our lifetime. While the Parkinson’s community continues to wait, however, we must […]

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The Road To Collaboration – Clinical Trials

Sponsors of clinical trials need participants, but people do not need to participate. They may want to, but they do not have to. Want implies freedom of action and an expectation of persuasion. The difference between want and need tells us who ultimately should be in charge of the arrangement. A Clinical Trial Team is an agent […]

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Some alternative ways to get PD research done: Part 1. PwP as researchers

This is a guest blog by John Turner, who runs the site Parkinson’s measurement. This article is the first in a series of seven linked essays. In it, we describe some alternative ways to do PD research; ways that might quickly improve the quality of life (QOL) of people with Parkinson’s (PwP). Here, we are only […]

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Interview With International Authority On Movement Disorders Prof. Jeffrey H. Kordower

Prof. Kordower is Professor of Aging and Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center and a Professor of Parkinson’s disease at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids. He has published landmark papers in the area of cell replacement strategies, including the first demonstration that fetal dopaminergic grafts can survive, innervate, and form synapses in […]

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Interview With Journalist and Author Dr. Jon Palfreman

Jon Palfreman is a reporter, writer, producer, director and educator best known for his documentary work on Frontline and Nova. He has won awards for his journalism, including the Peabody Award, Emmy Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, Writers Guild of America Award, and the AAAS-Westinghouse Science in Journalisim Award. Palfreman has written, directed and produced documentaries on a wide range of topics, […]

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Interview with Stem Cell Pioneer Prof. Roger Barker

Roger A. Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant in Neurology at the University of Cambridge and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He trained at Oxford and London and has been in his current position for over ten years having completed an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship just prior to this. His main interests are […]

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Engaging PwP in research – the road to collaboration

Written by Chris Maycock. Chris retired from a career in IT, principally in marketing and project management. Public service as a Parish Council Chairman. Now living the dream in Cornwall, the UK’s southernmost holiday destination. Married 45+ years to the same person, PwP since 2011. Interested in learning, rational explanation and anything else that prolongs […]

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Interview With Clinical Trial Expert Dr. Peter Schmidt

The following first appeared on tmrwedition.   Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer, at the Parkinson’s Foundation and oversees research, education and outreach initiatives. Dr. Schmidt leads the foundation’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, the largest clinical study ever conducted in Parkinson’s disease and is active in research on diverse clinical areas in Parkinson’s. He […]

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