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The Power of Dance
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Lost Altos Town Crier highlights PD Dance program at The Parkinson's Institute
Promises for Parkinson's: Researchers' five-year study offers new hope for patients
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hope is on the horizon for patients diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects one in 500 people. More than 1 million people in the United States and an estimated 6.3 million worldwide are afflicted.

Sunnyvale research center named part of nationwide Parkinson's study
Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunnyvale will soon be the California epicenter of one of the largest Parkinson's disease research studies, as the Michael J. Fox Foundation has named the Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center one of 18 research centers in its Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI). The Sunnyvale site is the only one chosen for the study in California, and one of three on the West Coast. 

A Diamond Creek and Charlie Trotter evening
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Attendees of the eighth annual Parkinsonís Institute in Sunnyvale fundraiser at Calistogaís Diamond Creek Vineyards last week helped raise more than $1.5 million for research into the cause, care and cure for Parkinsonís disease. The money benefits the only non-profit Parkinsonís clinical center in the country that provides treatment for neurological movement disorders.

The Parkinson's Institute and El Camino Hospital join Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) as offical study site
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 28, 2010 ó The Parkinsonís Institute, in conjunction with El Camino Hospital announced that it is one of 18 official study sites for the Parkinsonís Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a landmark observational clinical study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which will use a combination of advanced imaging,
Stem Cell Tourism Update
Monday, July 26, 2010
One of the most frequent questions we have is where patients can receive stem cell treatments and how effective they are for treating or curing Parkinsonís.  
Guideline Issued for Treating Sleep, Constipation, Sexual Problems in Parkinsonís Disease
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. Ė The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new guideline recommending the most effective treatments to help people with Parkinsonís disease who experience sleep, constipation, and sexual problems, which are common but often underrecognized symptoms. The guideline is published in the March 16, 2010, issue of Neurologyģ, the medical
MJFF Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinson's Disease Biomarker Pipeline
Friday, February 12, 2010
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research today announced more than $2.8 million in awards for 13 new projects to speed the discovery of biomarkers of PD. The development of biomarkers is of critical importance to increasing the speed and efficiency of PD therapeutic development, allowing scientists and clinicians to more accurately identify
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