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Special Report: The roles of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson’s disease

May 28, 2015

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Special Report: The roles of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson’s disease by:  Andrea M. Shamaskin-Garroway, M.S. Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology Virginia Commonwealth University Clinical Health Psychology Intern VA Connecticut Healthcare System—West Haven, CT   VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center (VCU PMDC) is committed to sharing results of our research projects […]

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A personal story of brain donation

September 26, 2014

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The VCU PMDC Brain Tissue Resource Facility (BTRF) collects autopsy and brain tissue donations to advance the research of movement disorders and related neurodegenerative diseases. The facility accepts donations from individuals and families with neurodegenerative diseases as well as health volunteers. For Virginia W. Stanley and her children, the donation of her husband’s brain provided […]

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White Paper: What is translational research and why do we need it?

January 29, 2014

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What is Translational Research & Why Do We Need It? by: James P. Bennett, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. Bemiss Professor Director, VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center Translational research is something most of us agree we need more of, but many have trouble defining. To help you grasp what translational research is, it is necessary to […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 5

November 20, 2013

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In the last part of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 4

November 13, 2013

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In part 4 of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for Virginians […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 3

November 6, 2013

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In part 3 of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for Virginians […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 2

October 30, 2013

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In part 2 of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. Parkinson’s disease laboratory and clinical research projects conducted at VCU PMDC are showing positive results, and we are confident that the results from these research projects can be rapidly “translated” into meaningful therapies for Virginians […]

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Progress in Parkinson’s Research – Part 1

October 23, 2013

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In part 1 of a 5 part blog series, VCU PMDC Director Dr. Jim Bennett reviews progress in Parkinson’s research. The major challenge in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research for the 21st century is prevention of dementia that appears in almost all PD patients, who now generally live much longer than in the recent past. Dementia […]

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VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center researchers identify Parkinson’s link

April 10, 2013

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Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center have found that mitochondrial quality and functional capacity play an important role in Parkinson’s disease.   Dr. Patricia Trimmer, associate director of basic research for the center and associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and her research team recently published research study results that […]

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Brain Tissue Resource Facility

November 2, 2012

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The VCU Brain Tissue Resource Facility, managed by the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, advances the research of Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Collection of autopsy and human brain tissue donations from those with neurodegenerative diseases and their families, as well as health volunteers contribute to this important work. […]

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