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Research results

Nerve cell grown from human skin cells

Since 1969 we have invested over £80million in crucial Parkinson's research.

Every project is an important step forward in our work to find a cure and improve life for people affected by Parkinson's.

Our research has pioneered vital advances in treatment and care of people living with Parkinson's.

Every project is an important step forward in our work to find a cure and improve life for people affected by Parkinson's.

Read about the progress made by our researchers as a result of funding from Parkinson's UK. We'll be adding more research project results as they're ready.

Research projects 2016 Researcher

Final report date

The true costs of Parkinson's Dr Emma McIntosh, University of Glasgow October 2016
Speaking with your hands in Parkinson's  Dr Ellen Poliakoff, University of Manchester September 2016
‘Get it on time’: what’s the evidence?  Dr Rob Skelly, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust July 2016
Mimicking the effects of GDNF Professor Mart Saarma, University of Helsinki, FInland June 2016
Ethnicity and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Professor K Ray Chaudhuri, King's College London June 2016
Understanding the role of neuromelanin in Parkinson's Professor Miquel Vila, Vall d'Hebron Research Institute  June 2016
A lifetime study of people living with Parkinson's Dr Carl Counsell, University of Aberdeen June 2016
Bringing CLARITY to Parkinson's Professor Stephen Gentleman, Imperial College London June 2016
The Parkinson's brain in a dish- a new model for research  Professor Rosemary Fricker, Keele University June 2016
A worm model to find drugs that can slow Parkinson's  Dr Lorraine Kalia, University of Toronto June 2016
Which proteins help dopamine-producing nerve cells develop from stem cells? Professor Rosemary Fricker, Keele University June 2016
Tigar: a promising new drug target for Parkinson's Professor Oliver Bandmann, University of Sheffield June 2016
Tau and Parkinson's- What's the link? Professor Richard Wade-Martins, University of Oxford May 2016
Filling the genetic gaps in Parkinson's Professor Nicholas Wood, University College London April 2016
Invesigating PGC-1α in fruit fly models of Parkinson's Professor Linda Partridge, University College London April 2016
Towards a new 'anti-oxidant' treatment for Parkinson's Dr Paul Tuite, University of Minnesota, USA February 2016
LRRK2 - a target for developing new drugs for Parkinson's? Dr Patrick Lewis, University of Reading February 2016
Understanding the role of the Parkin gene in Parkinson's Professor Dario Alessi, University of Dundee February 2016
Can zebrafish help us to understand early onset Parkinson's? Dr Oliver Bandmann, University of Sheffield January 2016
Improving traffic flow in Parkinson's Professor Sandip Patel, University College London January 2016
Developing a simple test for Parkinson's dementia Dr Michele Hu, University of Oxford January 2016