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ParkinsonLink: People Making a Difference

How can we make a difference in the Parkinson’s cause? The summer issue of PDF’s newsletter, News & Review, pays tribute to the inspiring ways that all of us – volunteers, businesses, research advocates and scientists – are improving the lives and futures of people with Parkinson’s.

Dr. Goetz Documents "The Placebo Effect"

This issue's lead article is written by Christopher Goetz, M.D., member of PDF's Scientific Advisory Board and Chair of our Medical Policy Committee, who has made a difference by documenting that the placebo effect is stronger in Parkinson's studies than it is in studies of most other disease areas. Dr. Goetz offers suggestions as to how we can minimize the effect, so we can get a clearer picture of whether a new Parkinson's drug really works.
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Dr. Lockhart Mines for Clues for Parkinson's

PDF-funded researcher Paul Lockhart, Ph.D., of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Australia, wants to make a difference by understanding the genetics of PD. He is hunting down "gene X." What will it tell us about PD?
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New PDF Advisory Council Members Join the Fight

The newest members of PDF's 14-person People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC) are ready to make a difference. Find out what Claire, Diane, Christine, Nan and Karen hope to accomplish.
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Runners Take on Marathons for Parkinson's Research

The PDF Champions team has six runners making a difference this fall by running marathons for research. Will you join them? PDF has one spot remaining on its team for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon in Quantico, VA.
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