Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Google’s Sergey Brin Starts Parkinson’s Disease Study

This is definitely one of the more interesting news stories I’ve seen in quite some time. According to The Australian, Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin is launching a multi-million dollar study on Parkinson’s disease after discovering a genetic mutation that could lead to the disease.

It is horrible that any human being out there has to suffer from Parkinson’s, but this news could actually advance research of the disease. As a billionaire, Mr. Brin certainly has the money to fund a large number of studies on the disease, which could spell advancements for countless others. With his technical and entrepreneurial  background, he is likely open to alternative methods of combating Parkinson’s.

Mr. Brin’s son is also being tested for the LRKK2 mutation. Though the results have not come back yet.

If you are financially able to do so, you can donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.