¿Existe la posibilidad de que los latinos padezcan un tipo de Parkinson genéticamente diferente al resto de las razas? Y si esto fuese así, ¿cuáles serían las implicaciones? Ignacio Fernandez Mata, director del Consorcio Latinoamericano para el Estudio de la Genética del Parkinson, responde a […]
BRINGING DOWN THE BARRIERS: THE LATIN AMERICAN RESEARCH CONSORTIUM ON THE GENETICS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE (LARGE-PD)
There is no question that since the human genome was fully sequenced in 2003, genetic studies have allowed huge advances in the understanding of complex diseases. These studies have identified many genes that harbor both causal and risk-modifying variants, which has improved our understanding of […]
Dr. Ignacio Mata, discusses new technologies and an updated clinical diagnosis on the future of Parkinson’s disease.
Hot Topics Presenter Dr. Ignacio Mata (Spain) discusses his genetic testing study for Parkinson’s Disease at the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon.
repost from July 26, 2016 Research, Precision Medicine Photo: I. Mata* International genetic research, headed by the UW, aims to prevent widening disparities in future access to precision medicine-era treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the Latino population. (En Español) Ignacio Fernandez Mata has just returned home […]
The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) announced back in June of 2016 their latest resesearch investments for a total of $4 Million dollars to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This year PDF’s increased investment in early-career scientists as illustrated through the new Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Awards, named in honor of PDF’s longtime Scientific Director. Out of more than 60 applications, 3 projects were selected. Our project using the Latin American Research consortium on the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease (LARGE-PD), which was created with funds provided by the PDF in 2009, was one of the awardees. For the next three years, this money will allow us to to perform the first-ever large-scale genetic study of non-European populations, so we can understand if the same genetic risk factors apply to Latinos and identify new ones to help us better understand the disease for everyone.
For more information you can read this great article by Genevieve Wanucha, a talented science writer at the UW Memory and Brain Welness Center.
Each year, April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. How can you get involved? Start by downloading our 2011 toolkit or browsing it using the links below. What sort of ideas for awareness raising will you find in the toolkit? It can be as simple […]