Results published today from a small clinical trial show that exenatide – a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may have real promise in helping to slow down Parkinson's in some people.
Today is the launch of International Clinical Trials Day – a new drive to encourage people to take part in up and coming research projects. We're backing a new campaign called 'It's OK to ask about clinical research'.
US scientists have successfully produced the first cloned human embryos which could be an important step towards stem cell treatments for Parkinson's.
A new research study published in the Annals of Neurology journal suggests that people who eat peppers may have a reduced risk of Parkinson's.
Despite recent press articles, there's currently no evidence to suggest that exposure to the weedkiller Roundup is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson's or other serious health problems.
Another busy week in the world of Parkinson's research - we've news to share on our progress towards gene therapy treatments, as well as some positive results from trials of a new form of inhalable levodopa.
You can still see the episode of 'Keeping Britain Alive' on BBC iPlayer, which showed Rose, who has Parkinson's, having deep brain stimulation surgery.
An article published this month in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease takes a comprehensive look at our current understanding of Parkinson's, and how this could change the way we define the condition in the future.
In part 2 of Dr Anton Gartner's blog, he tells us more about his groundbreaking research using worms to study Parkinson's, his personal research connections and his experiences of Parkinson's.
Our new blog is by Parkinson's UK funded researcher, Dr Anton Gartner. He tells us about his research project which inspired us to create the newest member of our fundraising team - Dave the Worm.