• Parkinson's UK Research Workshop (5 April 2019)
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    Parkinson’s UK Research Workshop

    Poster – Parkinson’s UK Research Workshop (5 April 2019) Are you interested in finding out more about Parkinson’s research? Hear from our research team on the latest developments, meet other people affected by the condition and find out how you can help in the search for a cure. Light refreshments will be provided. Places are free but must be booked in advance. Call James Bunting, Research Events Officer, on 0207 963 9315

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    ‘Skin in the game’ for Parkinsons Research

    Did you know that there is an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Parkinson’s who’s purpose is to raise awareness of the condition among parliamentarians and influence legislation and policy makers to improve the lives of people affected by the condition. Andrew and Dave his father attended the November meeting in the Houses of Parliament to talk about their experience of supporting Parkinson’s research. This is what Andrew had to say… “Thank you for inviting me and my dad down to talk with you and share our story for why public & patient involvement in Parkinsons research is so important to us…

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    Volunteers wanted for motivation study

    My name is Dr Claire O’Callaghan, I am a Parkinson’s disease researcher working with Professor James Rowe at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a further 30 people with Parkinson’s to take part in our research. We are running a study to see if a drug called atomoxetine might help with motivation problems that can occur in Parkinson’s. Loss of motivation, or “apathy”, can significantly impact some people with Parkinson’s. We believe that atomoxetine, which boosts levels of a chemical called noradrenaline in the brain, could help with this symptom. Atomoxetine is a safe drug that is widely used in other conditions, the idea behind our study is…

  • EUPATI Toolbox
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    EUPATI-UK Mini Course 2018

    Patient Involvement in medicines development R&D: making a difference A few Parkinsons UK volunteers and staff were recently privileged to attend this EUPATI workshop hosted at the GSK HQ in London, and came away enthused and brimming with plenty of new ideas, contacts and resources. Anyone involved in PPI (Patient and Public Involvement) for medical research and development ought to be aware of this valuable work and free Creative Commons resources. 

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    The road to new treatments for Parkinson’s and dementia

    Prof Giovanna Malluci delivered the 7th Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lecture at the University of Edinburgh on Monday, 17th September, 2018 This fascinating talk describes a different approach taken to research which has yielded very promising results in mice models, and not just for Parkinsons but many other neurodegenerative diseases. Replay the video here: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/The+Edinburgh+Parkinson’s+Lecture+2018/1_ew09ukjo Thanks to our sister group at the Edinburgh Parkinsons Research Interest Group for organising this talk and recording.

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    Medical cannabis and Parkinson’s UK 

    Cannabis-derived medical products have been in the news lately, after two boys with epilepsy had their treatments taken away from them.  On the back of the spike in public profile, the government has moved to legalise such products in cases of ‘exceptional clinical need’. In turn, Parkinson’s UK has moved to support this shift – comparing the re-classification to how morphine is used in medicine. The statement in response also made reference to the potential benefits of cannabidiol for Parkinson’s symptoms such as pain and sleep problems.   Parkinson’s UK head of policy and campaigning Laura Cockram said: “We want to seek the views of people with Parkinson’s to guide…