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Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research

One of the most exciting aspects of working at Johns Hopkins for scientists is that they are surrounded by the most accomplished experts in their field, both in research and medical care.

This means neither basic science discoveries nor clinical care takes place in isolation—the relationship between researchers and physicians readily translates advances in the lab into therapies for patients, and patients’ course of disease and experiences inform directions for future exploration in basic science.

This is especially true in the areas of Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, dystonia and atypical Parkinsonian disorders. Johns Hopkins researchers are taking on the full spectrum of these complex problems, for example:

  • Identifying mechanisms of apoptosis
  • Addressing motor control
  • Applying deep brain stimulation
  • Studying new therapies in clinical research
  • Defining more effective models of care delivery.

The work we do is informed by collaboration with a range of national initiatives and study groups. Johns Hopkins was selected by the National Institutes of Health as one of several specialized sites for research and development of Parkinson’s disease therapies. Our work in this and other movement disorders has earned our researchers several substantial grants and awards.

Our labs’ students and fellows acquire mentorship, support, the chance to collaborate with experts in diverse areas and a depth of expertise possible in no other environment.

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Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research

Parkinson’s Disease Overview: Quo Vadis?

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Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research

Dr. W. Stanley Anderson on Deep Brain Stimulation and Movement Disorders

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