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ParkinsonLink: Calendar Results and PD Pipeline

Thanks to those of you who voted for the 2011 calendar!  View the artwork that will grace its cover spot.  Also, browse articles from the PDF summer newsletter, including our annual “pipeline” piece about new medications in development for Parkinson’s.


What’s in the Pipeline?

Every year, PDF asks a leading researcher your most pressing question: what new medications are in development for PD? This article from David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides some answers.
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Become a Research Advocate, Apply by Friday August 27

You can contribute to the development of new treatments and a cure for Parkinson’s.  How?  Apply to PDF’s Clinical Research Learning Institute: a three-day program that trains people living with Parkinson’s to serve as clinical research advocates.  Eligible applicants are people with Parkinson’s, living in either the US or Puerto Rico.  For those selected, all expenses (registration, travel, hotel, accommodation, meals, etc.) will be covered by PDF.
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Vitamin D for Parkinson’s

You may have noticed a few headlines this summer about vitamin D for Parkinson’s. Can something as basic as taking your vitamins ease some of the effects of Parkinson’s?   We don’t yet know, but luckily, one researcher supported by PDF, Amie L. Peterson, M.D., has been studying its value with her colleagues at Oregon Health Science University. 
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Coming Up: WPC 2010

The 2nd World Parkinson Congress (WPC 2010) is only a month away!  Beginning on Tuesday, September 28, individuals from all reaches of the Parkinson's community will gather in Glasgow, Scotland for a global dialogue about Parkinson’s.  Can’t make it to Scotland?  We’ll bring the WPC to you.  Stay tuned in late September for reports and photos live from the meeting!
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Highlighted Item: Thanks for Voting

2,300 of you voted for 2011 calendar cover. Which piece of art took the cover spot?
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