Michael J. Fox Foundation

The study will screen patients using a combination of genotyping and wireless sensors to develop a better diagnostic method. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded Sok Kean Khoo, an associate professor of molecular genomics at Grand Valley State University, a $110,000 grant to study molecular biomarkers for monitoring the advancement of Parkinson's disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – KineMed today reported the Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded it an additional $1.2 million to continue development of kinetic biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lucigen today announced it has received a $187,000 grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to study a protein that has been implicated in Parkinson's disease.

A 23andMe and Parkinson's Institute team has tracked down two new risk loci for Parkinson's disease and verified many more through a web-based genome-wide association study involving more than 3,400 cases and nearly 30,000 controls.

The figure comes from a report commissioned by proteomics firm Proteome Sciences, which, like a number of other protein biomarker firms including Quanterix, Rules-Based Medicine, and NextGen Sciences, has made AD a significant focus of its R&D and commercialization efforts.

The foundation will be working with collaborators to develop assays based on two protein candidate biomarkers.

SAGE labs will use Michael J. Fox Foundation funding to develop rat models for research.

Snippets

Premium

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, OncoMethylome Sciences, Merck KGaA, 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, and more …

Short Reads

Premium

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champgain, 23andMe, Michael J. Fox Foundaton for Parkinson's Research, Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, SeqWright, Roche NimbleGen, Chronix Biomedical, Genome Atlantic, Agilent Technologies

Pages

Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.