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The Journal of Parkinson's Disease publishes original research in basic science, translational research and clinical medicine in Parkinson’s disease in cooperation with the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. It features a first class Editorial Board and provides rigorous peer review and rapid online publication.

Click here to freely view the inaugural issue.

Click here to view Jon Palfreman’s blog entries.

Click here to view Jon Palfreman’s interviews with people with Parkinson’s.

Book Launch:

The Case of the Frozen Addicts: How the Solution of a Medical Mystery Revolutionized the Understanding of Parkinson's Disease (2014)

In the su
mmer of 1982, hospital emergency rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area were confronted with mysteriously “frozen” patients. Doctors were baffled, until neurologist J. William Langston, recognizing the symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease, administered L-dopa – the only known effective treatment – and “unfroze” his patient. As scientists raced to capitalize on this breakthrough, Dr. Langston struggled to salvage the lives of his frozen patients, for whom L-dopa provided only short-term relief. The solution lay in the most daring area of research: fetal-tissue transplants.

Written by J. William Langston and Jon Palfreman, this is the spell-binding story behind a headline that garnered worldwide press coverage, helped overturn federal restrictions on fetal-tissue research, and offered hope to millions suffering from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other degenerative brain disorders. This new updated edition of the classic neurological mystery tale can now be ordered in print, epub or pdf format.

Jon Palfreman’s new book is called Brain Storms and will be released 15 September 2015.

Press Releases

New Study Calls for Partnering of Parkinson’s Disease Research Community with Patient Groups to Improve Effectiveness of Clinical Trials.

What Is the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Developing Parkinson’s Disease?

Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel May Prove More Effective for Long-Term Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease than Standard Levodopa.

Parkinson’s Disease Patients Have Reduced Visual Contrast Acuity.

Few Mild-to-Moderate PD Patients Suffer from Malnutrition, Yet Almost One Third Are at Risk.

Sleep Disturbances, Common in Parkinson’s Disease, Can Be Early Indicator of Disease Onset.

Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Non Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease as well as Motor Symptoms.

Exenatide Has Potential as a Disease Modifying Agent in Parkinson’s Disease.

New Study Links Depression in Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease Patients to Reduced Striatal Dopamine Synthesis.

PD-Like Sleep and Motor Problems Observed in α-Synuclein Mutant Mice.

Years before Diagnosis, Quality of Life Declines for Parkinson’s Disease Patients.

Sleep Improves Functioning in Parkinson’s Patients, but Reasons Remain Elusive.

19th Century Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease May Help Patients Today.

New Findings and Imaging Techniques May Aid Diagnosis of Concomitant Alzheimer’s in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Dementia.

Scientists Report First Step in Strategy for Cell Replacement Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease.

New Research Reveals How α-Synuclein Interacts with Cell Membranes in Parkinson’s Disease.

New Study Supports View that Lewy Bodies Are Not the Primary Cause of Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease.

Genetic Factors Can Predict the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

New Study First to Link Mitochondrial Dysfunction and alpha-Synuclein Multiplication in Human Fibroblasts.

Ability to Ride a Bike Can Aid Differential Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in Any Setting.

Landmark Study Analyzes Scientific Productivity and Impact of the Top 100 Parkinson’s Disease Investigators.

New Animal Study Shows Promise for Development of Parkinson's Disease Drug.

New Method for Measuring Parkinson's Disease Prevalence Reveals Sharp Increase in Israel.


JPD is delighted to announce the launch of its sister publication, the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (JND), a new high-quality journal giving equal weight to original research in basic science, translational research and clinical studies in neuromuscular diseases and related disorders. The inaugural issue of JND is now freely available online!

The journal is headed by Editors-in-Chief Dr. Carsten G. Bönnemann (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH) and Prof. Hanns Lochmüller (Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University). JND features a first class Editorial Board and provides rigorous peer review, rapid online publication, and free open access in its first two publication years. JND is now accepting submissions.


The Journal of Huntington’s Disease (JHD) is a new high-quality journal giving equal weight to original research in basic science, translational research and clinical studies in Huntington’s disease and related disorders. The journal is headed by Editors-in-Chief Blair Leavitt (University of British Columbia) and Leslie M. Thompson (University of California, Irvine) and boasts a first rate editorial board.

The first issue of Journal of Huntington’s Disease is now freely available online!

JHD now has its own Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/journalhd. The JHD Facebook page is run by Dr. Joan Steffan. We invite you to Like JHD to receive automatic updates to your news overview whenever new information is posted.

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