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Sam Gyimah announces £70 million funding to help develop new medical treatments

Industrial strategy boost will help speed up the development of new medical treatments with £70 million funding The £70 million of funding will be used to create new manufacturing centres to help speed up the development of new medical treatments according to new Science Minister, Sam Gyiamah. The money forms part...
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AAV: From almost a virus to an awesome vector for human gene therapy

Dr. Arun Srivastava, George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics, from the University of Florida describes the rationale and strategies for the development of next generation (NextGen), generation X (GenX) and optimised (Opt) recombinant AAV vectors for human gene therapy Recombinant AAV vectors have been, or are currently being, used in...

Table Tennis Scotland batting for dementia

Table Tennis Scotland awarded £45,000 to become dementia friendly Table Tennis Scotland is receiving £35,000 from the Life Changes Trust and £10,000 from Sportscotland to become dementia friendly. Table Tennis Scotland successfully ran two pilot projects in Dundee and Haddington for over 50's with dementia and Parkinson's disease. As a result, they are now...
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Positive progress for people with Parkinson’s

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) provide an update about the positive progress being made for people with Parkinson’s My PD Journey is a multi-stakeholder European coalition led by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and it is a positive development in terms of the positive progress being made for...
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Treatments and symptoms of Parkinson’s

Prof. David Dexter, deputy director of research at Parkinson’s UK shares his thoughts on the symptoms of Parkinson’s and the chances of finding a cure

The challenge of mental disorders: European neuroscience answers the call

Executive Director of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Alexander Schubert looks at how science is unravelling the complexity of the human brain

Environmental chemicals: factors for neurodevelopmental disorders?

Pamela Lein, University of California, looks at whether environmental chemicals influence individual risk for the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders

What’s new in Parkinson’s rating scales?

Parkinson’s rating scales are a vital assessment tool, but have their limitations. Jennifer Stratten explains how and why the EPDA developed a new one

World Parkinson’s Day: uniting to raise awareness

Today, stakeholders from across the globe will unite to raise awareness of Parkinson’s during a dedicated campaign

The role of physiotherapy for Parkinson’s

Writing on behalf of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Dr. Bhanu Ramaswamy highlights how physiotherapy can help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s
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Food neuroscience: The fascinating world of eating behaviours

Professor Raffaella Rumiati shares some insights into food recognition and eating behaviours that are emerging from food neuroscience research at SISSA In recent years there has been growing interest in finding out how our brain processes food cues and directs our food choices. Food is essential because it provides the...
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How the retreat of big pharma leads to lost opportunities for Parkinson’s drug discovery

The changing pharma landscape means opportunities for Parkinson's drug discovery are missed, but Parkinson's UK has a new strategy to redress the balance This will be the 200th year since James Parkinson wrote his seminal paper on ‘the Shaking Palsy’. Since that time there have been major developments in the...

Better tailored care for people with Parkinson’s

My PD Journey – a project from the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) looks at how challenges need to be tackled better at a European level in order to drive changes and improve diagnosis On the occasion of Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April 2016, President of the European Parkinson’s Disease...
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How stem cell research is being boosted in Switzerland

Adrian Heuss, Head of Knowledge Transfer on the NRP63 Programme tells Editor Laura Evans more about NRP63 and Stem Cell Research Stem cell research can play an integral role in developing new treatments and therapies for major healthcare challenges, such as cancer. It is still considered a relatively new area with...
A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

Claire Bale, Communications Manager for Parkinson’s UK, highlights the latest thinking in stem cell research for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s. Stem cells can develop into almost any cell in the body. They are the original cells from which we are made, and are responsible for repairing our tissues and...

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