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Early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders: Where are we now?

Dr Gerry Morrow shares his thoughts on the current state of play when it comes to the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, and asks the questions, can we screen, and should we screen?
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New research may benefit patients with early stage Parkinson’s disease

A new study published in the Movement Disorders journal, has paved the way for more research into identifying markers of progression for patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease
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National Institutes of Health scientists adapt new brain disease test for Parkinson’s

National Institutes of Health scientists develop new brain disease test for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies The group, led by NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), tested 60 cerebral spinal fluid samples, including 12 from people with Parkinson’s disease, 17 from...
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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...

PET imaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Prof. Dr Axel Rominger from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich on how neurodegenerative diseases can be studied through PET imaging
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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

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
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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 have 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...
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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