Parkinson Canada researchers aim for early diagnosis

Whether they are established experts, or just beginning their careers, Parkinson’s researchers count on funding from the Parkinson Canada Research Program to test new theories and to discover a critical piece of the complex puzzle that is Parkinson’s disease. Currently, there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. If researchers could find a non-invasive, physiological tool … Read more

Gaining a new perspective on an old problem

Topographical analysis of the trajectory of dopaminergic degeneration in symptomatic and pre-manifest Parkinson’s. Dr. Michele Matarazzo, a neurologist with the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, is assembling a database of brain imaging scans to show the progression of Parkinson’s disease in patients over the course of several years. This information, provided … Read more

Understanding where to hit Parkinson’s disease

Novel, tissue-specific, inducible, adult-onset reversible animal models for the role of mitochondria in Parkinson’s disease Using specially designed, genetically altered mice, McGill University postdoctoral researcher Ying Wang is demonstrating what type of age-dependent decline of nerve cell function could cause Parkinson’s disease. By inducing Parkinson’s and then using a drug to reverse the disease in … Read more

Your gift of stock offers tax benefits and supports Parkinson Canada

A donation of publicly traded stock or securities is the most effective way you can support Parkinson Canada. These types of gifts are a win-win opportunity for donors because they eliminate capital gains taxes and at the same time support Parkinson Canada with an influx of capital that can be used to increase funding for … Read more