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  • Investigating waste in our cells: So that we can soon forget about Alzheimer’s

    An international team of researchers investigates ‘waste collection’ in human cells and helps to create the foundation for treatment of PD.

  • GP2 Celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Women scientists have historically gone unrecognized for their fundamental contributions. Today and every day, GP2 recognizes and works to empower women to lead, create, and innovate in the field of PD genetics around the world.

  • A brain circuit tied to emotion may lead to better treatments for Parkinson’s disease

    NPR reports findings from an ASAP research initiative that hypothesize that an intact brain circuit in Parkinson's patients can be switched on by intense emotion. The connection could lead to better treatments.

  • 2021: A Year in Review

    ASAP’s mission is to accelerate the pace of discovery and inform the path to a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) through collaboration, research-enabling resources, and data sharing. The year 2021 proved to be one of significant momentum and impact for our initiative, our network, and the ASAP-supported resource projects that are fueling research, enabling studies, and nurturing the entire neuroscience community.

  • Parkinson’s disease researchers to study brain circuits driving symptoms

    Northwestern University scientists received awards for Parkinson’s disease (PD) research from the ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative implemented with partner The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

  • Does Parkinson’s Start in the Nose?

    A majority of Parkinson's patients report a diminished sense of smell before the onset of other symptoms. Researchers who received an ASAP award are exploring whether scent-processing neurons may play a role in PD development.