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Parkinson’s News Today: 6-month Data from Parkinson’s mPower App Study in 9,500 People Released to Researchers

March 7, 2016

Parkinson’s News Today: 6-month Data from Parkinson’s mPower App Study in 9,500 People Released to Researchers

An unparalleled dataset capturing the everyday experiences of the more than 9,500 people enrolled in the mPower mobile research study of Parkinson’s disease was released this month, and made available to the Parkinson’s research community worldwide. The ongoing study, which aims to help speed scientific progress toward treatments, is enabled by an iPhone app developed by Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit research organization, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Rochester.

The findings consist of millions of data points collected on a nearly continuous basis through the iPhone app mPower, and offer insights that can only be realized with a large, open community of data that scientists might analyze and re-analyze to advance research and potential treatments.

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