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ParkinsonLink: The Power of Research Advocacy

Can research advocacy speed the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s? PDF’s Executive Director, Robin Elliott says, yes, your voice will make a difference. Find insights on this topic and more by browsing or downloading the Fall issue of PDF News & Review.


Parkinson’s Clinical Trials: Problems and One Solution

Over the past five years, more than a dozen potential treatments for Parkinson’s have gone through clinical trials in the United States. Just two of those trials led to new medications for people with Parkinson’s. Why only two? Robin Elliott examines this issue, its challenges and the potential of research advocacy to speed the development of therapies.
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PDF-Funded Researcher Explores Dyskinesia

In 2007, PDF-funded research fellow Manolo Carta, Ph.D., of Cagliari University in Italy, explored the causes of dyskinesia, a side effect of Parkinson’s medications. Now his compound is in an early stage clinical trial. What has he learned that may help the science of Parkinson’s and those living with it?
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Orthostatic Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) and PD

Do you or your loved one experience dizziness or even loss of consciousness when rising from bed or from a chair? It may be due to a sharp drop in blood pressure, called orthostatic hypotension. Find tips for managing this symptom of Parkinson’s.
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PDF Champs Golf and Climb Kiliminjaro for a Cure

Our latest PDF Champions have raised nearly $75,000 for Parkinson’s research by holding golf tournaments in Connecticut and New York, and traveling to Tanzania to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro.
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