Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture 2018

Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture

Thanks to those that came and those that live-streamed our annual Cambridge research lecture at Fitzwilliam College. We heard Dr Simon Stott and Professor Oliver Bandmann talk about simple tests that promise to turn the treatment of Parkinson’s on its head.

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From simple tests to tailored treatments

Imagine a future where a single breath is all it takes to diagnose Parkinson's. Where a sample of skin could determine what treatment would work best for you.

It may seem like that future is a long way off, but researchers today are making huge strides towards simple diagnostic tests, to help us provide tailored treatments for people with Parkinson's. Because everyone's Parkinson's is different.


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Dr Simon Stott, Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, discussed his collaborative research on breath analysis technology being used for Parkinson's. We heard about the chemicals in your breath providing far more than just a diagnostic aid, and how they could be the key to unlocking better, more personal treatments in the future.

Professor Oliver Bandmann shared world-leading research from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience where his team are using samples of skin cells to better understand Parkinson's. He explained how these cells are providing a window into the brain of individuals with Parkinson's so that his team can identify what is going wrong and develop tailored treatments.

This event brought together two areas of research that are key to a better future for all those with Parkinson's, and it all starts with a simple test.

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If you have any questions about the lecture, please call 020 7963 9319 or email [email protected]