Diabetes may increase risk of Parkinson’s
New research funded by Parkinson’s UK has identified further evidence that diabetes may increase risk of Parkinson's.
Months of reduced and cancelled care having devastating impact on abandoned Parkinson’s and MS communities
People with two of the most prevalent neurodegenerative conditions in England are suffering the consequences of having their vital social care slashed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Parkinson’s UK continues drug discovery with NRG Therapeutics Ltd.
Parkinson's UK has invested an additional £1 million in NRG Therapeutics Ltd’s mitochondrial drug development programme. This funding boost, on top of an initial £1 million investment, will support the development of a breakthrough drug with the potential to slow or halt the progression of Parkinson’s - something no known treatment can currently do.
Parkinson’s UK awarded vital National Lottery funding to help with coronavirus response
Parkinson’s UK has been awarded a £348,600 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to help deliver vital services and support to people affected by Parkinson’s who are struggling with the impact of COVID-19.
Increased anxiety, stiffness and hallucinations: how lockdown has impacted the health of people with Parkinson’s
Over a third of people with Parkinson’s have experienced an increase in at least one of their symptoms during lockdown, according to a survey.
Possible progress towards reversing Parkinson’s
A single-step method to convert non-neuronal brain cells into functional neurons, demonstrated in isolated human cells and in mice, is reported in Nature today.
Luke and Blake re-release their 1967 single Big Day, for Parkinsons UK
Big Day, written by David Capri in 1967 as part of the Sixties duo Luke and Blake, has been re-released with the support of broadcasting legend David ‘Kid’ Jensen to raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.
Researchers identify key player in genetic Parkinson’s
A team of researchers at the University of York have identified a protein that plays an important role in the loss of brain cells in a genetic type of Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s UK comments on Ozzy Osbourne’s stem cell treatment
Ozzy Osbourne has reported he has seen his Parkinson’s symptoms improve since having stem cell treatment. Parkinson's UK says these treatments do not yet have an evidence-base.