Participants Needed For Drooling Study At USC

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A research study is being conducted at the University of Southern California (USC) to evaluate an investigational product for the treatment of troublesome drooling (sialorrhea).

Eligibility criteria: [Read more…]

Promising Parkinson Disease Research Updates

Stimband - noninvasive brain stimulation

Stimband – noninvasive brain stimulation

Thanks to Henry, Joyce, Cindy, and Virginia for sharing information about promising Parkinson disease research updates about gene therapy, positive deviants, and STIMband, a noninvasive brain stimulator. [Read more…]

Parkinson Disease May Begin In The Gut


We still do not know why some people develop Parkinson’s disease but researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have taken an important step towards a better understanding of the disease. Their study indicates that Parkinson’s disease may begin in the gastrointestinal tract and spread through the vagus nerve to the brain.

Dr. Jeff Bronstein, Director, Movement Disorders Clinic at UCLA, says [Read more…]

Parkinson Disease Research Study Opportunity in Pomona


A new research study at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona is recruiting people with Parkinson’s disease to examine the effectiveness of assistive technology to improve gait. [Read more…]

Chronic Constipation In PD Clinical Trial At USC



A chronic constipation in PD clinical trial at USC is recruiting participants. MOVE-PD is a Phase II, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of an investigational drug, RM-131, in people who have PD and chronic constipation and have been dissatisfied with therapy during the past 3 months.  [Read more…]

FDA Approves Rytary and Duopa

Two new Parkinson’s disease treatments received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration this week: [Read more…]

Update on UCLA Study of Parkinson Disease

For a decade and a half, Drs. Beate Ritz, Jeff Bronstein, and Yvette Bordelon from the departments of Epidemiology and Neurology at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health have been conducting studies of Parkinson’s disease among residents of Kern, Fresno, and Tulare counties in California with funding from the National Institute of Environmental  Health Sciences (NIEHS). They also studied local residents with  similar characteristics such as age and sex who had not developed Parkinson’s  disease. [Read more…]

Parkinson Hand Function Study at USC

Brain Body Dynamics

Professor Beth Fisher and Professor Francisco Valero-Cuevas are leading a Parkinson hand function study at USC to understand how your brain and your hands interact with the goal of improving manipulation in people with Parkinson’s disease. [Read more…]

New Device May Help Parkinson’s Drug Development, Diagnosis and Treatment

Michael J. Fox (Photo: Jeff Vespa, WireImage)

Michael J. Fox
(Photo: Jeff Vespa, WireImage)

Wow! Our NeuroCommunity is abuzz: thanks to all who shared information of the USA Today article about the partnership between the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and Intel to create a wearable device to gather and analyze data from people with Parkinson’s. [Read more…]

Parkinson’s Research Studies and Clinical Trials

Parkinson’s Awareness Month always brings a lot of calls about research and clinical trials. It is important to know that many research studies do not involve clinical trials (or medical interventions) and that there are also opportunities for people who do not have Parkinson’s disease to participate (example: control groups). Clinical trials used in drug development are usually conducted in phases as defined by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). [Read more…]

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