While the president’s budget would impact the PD community, Congress is ultimately responsible for setting federal funding levels. Many more steps must be taken before a final spending package for FY 2018 is reached.
Last week, the American Health Care Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives. While the bill includes several provisions that would negatively impact the PD community, it is many steps away from becoming law. Now, we are closely monitoring activities in the Senate.
Researchers found that people who underwent a "truncal vagotomy," which removes all nerve connections from the brain to the abdominal organs and gut, were less likely to have developed Parkinson's five years later.
In this video, Michael touches on his personal philosophy of living with Parkinson's and his pride in the Foundation's accomplishments while Todd shares updates from the front lines of Parkinson's drug development.