Since 1969 we have invested around
£60million in crucial research.
In 2009, to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we looked back on research
that has pioneered vital advances in treatment and care of people
living with Parkinson's.
Four decades of discovery celebrates
the major achievements made through research we have funded.
Find out more about how our breakthroughs are making a real
difference to people living with Parkinson's today and shaping research towards a
Look out in the summer for a full report on our 2012 research
impact. In the meantime here are some of the highlights.
2011 was a busy year for research here at Parkinson's UK. We
invested more than £4.5million in new projects and our researchers
published exciting new results.
Our researchers tell us about the outcomes of their Parkinson's
Research we have funded has provided vital clues to what goes
wrong deep inside the Parkinson's brain.
Our research has changed the way we think about Parkinson's.
Parkinson's is more than a movement disorder. It affects every
aspect of daily life.
Research we have funded has transformed the diagnosis and care
for people with Parkinson's.
Research funded by us has found that taking other drugs
alongside levodopa can provide greater relief from the symptoms of
Today's treatments cannot stop, slow down or reverse the
progression of the condition. Our research has pioneered innovative
ways to tackle Parkinson's that may ultimately lead to a cure.
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How you can help
We are closer than ever to finding a cure, but we need your
Our research is totally dependent on voluntary donations.
donated brain can be used in up to 50 research studies. Help us
make 2013 a breakthrough year by signing up.