Message from the CEO, Joyce Gordon

In our third year as Parkinson Canada we continue to advance the bold vision set by our Board of Directors. Our fundraising efforts continue to yield great results and the important work we do to help thousands of Canadians living with Parkinson’s across the country would not be possible without our generous donors. Your support … Read more

Looking into the cells of fruit flies could reveal the future of Parkinson treatment for humans

At a specialized laboratory in the Baylor College of Medicine, postdoctoral associate Paul Marcogliese is studying a malfunction in multiple genetic models of Parkinson’s disease in fruit flies. In addition to indicating genetic abnormalities that could indicate an individual’s prospects of developing this condition, the work could reveal targets for potential drug treatments to correct … Read more

Honing in on proteins

Research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease increasingly focuses on the interaction among proteins in brain cells. At McGill University, PhD candidate Marisa Cressatti studies the interaction between two proteins, called alpha-synuclein and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1). If she discovers that HO-1 can accelerate the spread and accumulation of alpha-synuclein, the protein found in clumps in the … Read more

News and Events: July 2019

Imagine Canada Parkinson Canada is proud of our continued accreditation as one of only 240 organizations in good standing in the Imagine Canada Standards Program. Mark Your Calendars September 2019 What is SuperWalk? Find a Walk  Join our movement of more than 80 communities and 10,000 participants across Canada. Parkinson Canada SuperWalk takes place each … Read more