Integrative Functional Genomics Laboratory

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2018

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Parkinson's Foundation increases funding to $6.2 million to advance Parkinson's research Aug. 14, 2018
The Parkinson's Foundation announced today an increased investment of $6.2 million across 53 research grants…
Connecting Tau aggregates, transposable elements and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease Aug. 2, 2018
Scientists found the first evidence of a strong link between Tau protein accumulation and transposable elements in Alzheimer's disease.
Research links Tau aggregates, cell death in Alzheimer's June 5, 2018
New evidence suggests a mechanism by which progressive accumulation of Tau protein in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Childhood condition poses risk for Parkinson's disease later in life Jan. 22, 2018
In recent years, defects in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene have been identified as significant risk factors for Parkinson's disease and…

2017

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Recent appointments and promotions of faculty in the Department of Neurology Nov. 24, 2017
Hutton, Kass, and Shulman recognized.
Defects in cell's "waste disposal system" linked to Parkinson's Nov. 13, 2017
An international study has shed new light on the genetic factors associated with Parkinson's disease.
News from the AAN Annual Meeting: Lysosomal Storage Disorder Genes Linked as Group to Parkinson's Disease May 18, 2017
Researchers reported that patients with Parkinson's disease have a significant burden of variants among 54 genes known to be linked to lysosomal storage disorders, compared to controls. They said the finding represents new insight into the origins of the disease, which could shape future research and treatment.
Lysosomal Storage Disorder Genes Linked as Group to Parkinson's Disease April 25, 2017
Gene variants linked to lysosomal storage disorders predispose people to Parkinson's disease (PD), according to an analysis of a large, whole-exome sequencing data set presented here Sunday at the AAN Annual Meeting.
Neurology Today Conference Reporter: AAN Annual Meeting April 25, 2017
Gene variants linked to lysosomal storage disorders predispose people to Parkinson's disease (PD), according to an analysis of a large, whole-exome sequencing data set presented here Sunday at the AAN Annual Meeting.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson's in January Jan. 18, 2017
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson's disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.

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International team discovers novel Alzheimer's disease risk gene among Icelanders. Oct. 20, 2016
Shulman is among the team of scientists that have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
IU-led brain study suggests new ways to protect against neurodegeneration June 2, 2016
Higher levels of an enzyme in the brain correlate with better cognitive function in older people.
Shulman receives Alzheimer's research grant May 30, 2014
BCM investigator receives a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter.
A New Genetic Risk Factor for Early Onset Parkinson's Sept. 19, 2013
Scientists have pinpointed many gene variants that heighten a person?s risk for Parkinson's, but rarely have they happened upon deletions of whole chromosome fragments.
Shulman interviewed at the American Neurological Association annual meeting Oct. 18, 2012
Updates in dementia and aging research.
Shulman receives a career award for medical scientists Sept. 1, 2011
Recipients named for the 2011 Career Award for Medical Scientists
Shulman receives a Mentored Clinical Research Award July 1, 2011
Mentored Clinical Research Award for new investigators in patient-oriented research in Parkinson's disease and related disorders.