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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.
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.
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.
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.
As the demand for Parkinson's disease genetics specialists continues to grow, GP2 is committed to providing opportunities and training to researchers around the world. With GP2's support, the work and discoveries of our next generation of researchers will accelerate the path to a cure for PD.