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Tomorrow edition interviews Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer, at the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Schmidt discusses selective vulnerability in PD, replicating the disease in a lab and discusses PD clinical trial processes.
John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, believes that Neil Diamond's public discussion of having Parkinson's will further push use of the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline.
Dr. James Beck interview on Neil Diamond's retirement & Parkinson's
"My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement," Neil Diamond said after di
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, slowness of movement and other symptoms.
James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer, is quoted in response to pharmaceutical funding pulling out from specific research: "Other pharmaceutical companies are also weighing this option and if the biggest of the bunch decides to exit the party, it might have a ripple effect on the others."
"The fear is that this becomes a trend," said James Beck, the Chief Scientific Officer at the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Other pharmaceutical companies are also weighing this option and if the biggest of the bunch decides to exit the party, it might have a ripple effect on the others,” he told Newsweek.
A new study says that the way your body processes coffee might indicate whether or not you have Parkinson's. James Beck, chief scientific officer at the Parkinson's Foundation, is quoted.
John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, shares his vision for the Parkinson's community.
Gil Thelen is organizing a Middle Georgia group of people with PD willing to study the disease and take action. Dr. Peter Schmidt, chief research and clinical officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted.
A Parkinson’s Foundation study finds that women are much less likely than men to have caregivers, possibly due to the fact that most women outlive their caregivers.