Sunday, January 20, 2013

Parkinson's Disease: New Biomarker Effort

From the NIH:

NIH launches collaborative effort to find biomarkers for Parkinson's
New online resource will support data sharing
NIH News
15 January 2013


"A new initiative aims to accelerate the search for biomarkers — changes in the body that can be used to predict, diagnose or monitor a disease — in Parkinson's disease, in part by improving collaboration among researchers and helping patients get involved in clinical studies.

"A lack of biomarkers for Parkinson's has been a major challenge for developing better treatments. The Parkinson’s Disease Biomarkers Program (PDBP) supports efforts to invent new technologies and analysis tools for biomarker discovery, to identify and validate biomarkers in patients, and to share biomarker data and resources across the Parkinson's community. The program is being launched by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health."


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Friday, January 11, 2013

Zulch Prize

Professor Ray Dolan awarded the 2013 Klaus Joachim Z├╝lch Prize
The Wellcome Trust
Holly Story
07 Jan 2013

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