Probing Parkinson's - listen to The Naked Scientists radio show
23 January 2013
Innovative research funded by Parkinson's UK is the star of a
radio show produced by Cambridge-based team The Naked Scientists.
'Probing Parkinson's' - listen to the programme
In the programme
- Dr Richard Wade-Martins talks about our exciting research
underway at the University of Oxford.
- Alan Cameron, who has Parkinson's,
describes how the condition has affected him personally.
- Dr Kieran Breen, our director of research and innovation,
explains how people can get involved in Parkinson's research.
Highlighting cutting edge research underway in Oxford
The Monument Discovery Project, funded by the
Monument Trust, is our biggest ever research grant at £5million
over 5 years.
by Dr Richard Wade-Martins (pictured right), this
groundbreaking project brings together a world-class team of
researchers at the University of Oxford to accelerate progress
towards a cure for Parkinson's.
The researchers are using cutting edge new techniques to turn
skin cells from people with Parkinson's into brain cells that they
can study in the lab.
In the podcast Richard explains how studying these brain
cells is helping us understand the very earliest changes that
happen inside the Parkinson's brain.
And he talks about the potential this holds for developing
new and better treatments.
Take part in the Monument Discovery Project
The research team at the University of Oxford is still looking
for more volunteers to take part in the groundbreaking Monument
You may be eligible to take part in the study if you live in the
Thames Valley region and:
- have been diagnosed with Parkinson's in the last 3 years
- or have a brother or sister who has
out more about the Monument Discovery project and taking
Find out more about Parkinson's UK research