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Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre

The £11million Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) is speeding up the search for better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's.

Speeding up new treatments

The OPDC, based at the University of Oxford, brings the best scientific minds together to drive forward new treatments.

It's our largest ever research project - £11million over 10 years - made possible by our funding partners The Monument Trust.

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By 2020, the OPDC team aims to:

  • Identify targets for creating new and better treatments for Parkinson's with fewer side effects. Using the knowledge and insights they gain in the lab and the clinic the team will identify promising targets for new therapies that can slow or stop the development of Parkinson's.
  • Develop simple ways to diagnose and monitor Parkinson's more accurately. The team is exploring innovative new approaches to diagnosis including looking at brain scans, blood samples and using new technologies - such as smartphone applications - to monitor Parkinson's symptoms remotely.

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Find out more about the OPDC

The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre is a dynamic, multidisciplinary team based at the University of Oxford, searching for treatments and a cure.

Visit the OPDC website