January 10, 2018
Researchers at McGill University started the year off with a bang, by publishing a paper in Nature Communications. The results of this research revealed that the neurodegeneration observed with Parkinson’s disease may be influenced by the connectivity of certain brain regions, rather than the specific neural anatomy. Interestingly, the pattern of neurodegeneration in some cases resembled patterns also observed in Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Alain Dagher, Weston Brain Institute grantee and lead investigator on this project, received funds for this project through our Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) program. He has also received follow-on funding through BAND to continue work on this project. The BAND program is a partnership between the Weston Brain Institute, Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Alzheimer’s Research UK, and will be launching for a third time later this year. See our Open & Upcoming Programs page for more details.
Read more about Dr. Dagher’s Institute-funded work here.