Tag: Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and this year it also marks the eighth anniversary of 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community, which introduced a game-changing model for science, one that leverages online tools and is powered by average, everyday people — people like you. Parkinson’s Awareness ...

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Good News About Health Reports

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted 23andMe authorization to offer ten genetic health risk reports including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease, and a condition associated with harmful blood clots. For several years, 23andMe has worked on demonstrating that its ...

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Find Us At ASHG

Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver next week? We'd love to hear from you! Attend our talks, come by our posters, and find us at our booth. The 23andMe research team has a full slate of presentations and posters at ASHG this year. Wednesday, Oct 19 TALK 11:30am ...

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International Parkinson’s Meeting News

After four days in Berlin attending the massive annual meeting of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society, 23andMe Parkinson’s Community manager, Paul Cannon, PhD, came back hopeful for the future. The challenge for Paul is distilling the most important takeaways from a meeting that ...

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Ali and Parkinson’s

In his last fight— the one against Parkinson’s — Muhammad Ali went the distance finally succumbing in early June to complications from a respiratory problem. He was 74. In the more than 30 years since Ali was first diagnosed, our understanding of Parkinson’s has changed enormously and yet there is still ...

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to look at some of the accomplishments 23andMe has made in the study of the disease in a relatively short time. First launched in 2009, 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Research Community is now the world’s largest cohort of genotyped Parkinson’s patients. ...

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What’s New In Parkinson’s Research

From implanting cells into the brain to prevent the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells, to placing light sensitive channels in nerve cells to better treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, researchers are pushing into new realms in the fight against the disease. At the ninth annual Michael J. Fox ...

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Patients Perspective on Parkinson’s Disease

As federal regulators listened, patients told them of their symptoms — the sleepless nights, the days with uncontrollable tremors or the little struggles simply maintaining their balance. Some of those with Parkinson’s who spoke at the special U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting in late ...

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A New Model for Discerning Parkinson’s

A team of researchers has developed a simple and non-invasive approach that uses genetic data in combination with other demographic and biomarker information to accurately distinguish those with and without Parkinson’s disease, an illness that is notoriously difficult to detect. In a study published this ...

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Virtual doctor’s visit and genetic testing for Parkinson’s disease

A new study involving participants in 23andMe’s Parkinson’s Disease Community, offers hope for the future of telemedicine and the ability of clinicians to quickly and accurately assess and recruit patients for research and clinical trials. This is particularly good news for patients far removed from ...

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