If you are looking to find new treatments to help yourself or a loved one with Parkinson’s disease (PD) live better today, staying up to date with new advancements in PD research is essential. So why are scientific studies sometimes difficult to understand?
Our Neuro Talk video series breaks down what you need to know about various aspects of Parkinson’s research — in five minutes or less. These videos feature experts who discuss the current state of PD research and where the field is headed. The series also highlights what the Parkinson’s Foundation is doing to advance research toward a cure, from genetic testing to drug development initiatives.
Check out our top five Neuro Talk videos:
1. Myths and Realities of Parkinson's Disease
2. Top Questions About PD GENEration
Why should I participate in a genetics research study if I already know I have Parkinson’s disease? Watch our Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD, answer your top questions about the cutting-edge genetics research study, PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease.
3. How Can We Diversify Parkinson’s Genetic Testing?
Diversifying genetic data can help accelerate the pace of Parkinson’s disease research and get us closer to finding a cure. Watch our Associate Vice President of Research Programs, Anna Naito, PhD, highlight what the Parkinson’s Foundation is doing to reach new populations and to increase diversity in genetics research.
4. Venture Philanthropy Fund: Propelling a Future of New Parkinson’s Drugs Through Research
Parkinson’s research is underfunded, but our Venture Philanthropy Fund is working to accelerate the breakthroughs in treatments that people with PD need today. Watch our Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD, explain how this new research-driven investment fund can bring us closer to a cure.
5. Medical Marijuana
Marijuana and Parkinson’s disease is a hot topic. Watch our Chief Scientific Officer, James Beck, PhD, explain what the Parkinson’s community should know about marijuana and what the Parkinson’s Foundation is doing to learn more about the positive effects of cannabis on PD symptoms.