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Read all our latest news about Parkinson's research.

David Dexter in lab

Welcome to our new Deputy Director of Research

We’re excited to announce that Professor David Dexter has joined us as our new Deputy Director of Research.

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Virtual company to create new Parkinson’s treatments

Parkinson's UK and the University of Sheffield have launched a new £1million virtual biotech company, Keapstone Therapeutics, to combine world-leading research from the University with funding and expertise from the charity to develop new treatments.

Phase II clinical trial for cancer drug announced

Phase II clinical trial of cancer drug announced

US researchers have announced the launch of a Phase II clinical trial of the cancer drug nilotinib in people with Parkinson’s.

Positive results from trial of inhalable levodopa

Positive results from trial of inhalable levodopa

Results from a clinical trial suggest an inhalable form of levodopa could help people with Parkinson's who experience 'off periods'.

Blood samples in the lab

Researchers develop test that detects parkinsonisms

Researchers have discovered a potential way to tell the difference between people with Parkinson's and those with parkinsonisms using a simple blood test.

Nerve cell grown from human skin

New route to repurposed drugs for Parkinson's

Researchers in Oxford have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s.

Stem cell image

Natural molecule with promise for Parkinson's discovered

A natural molecule called squalamine may hold the key to preventing Lewy bodies forming in Parkinson's, according to groundbreaking new research.

A Parkinson's research scientist at work

Parkinson's research in 2016

A round-up of 2016's exciting developments in Parkinson's research - and how you can get involved in 2017.

Andrew Blith and Ann Donovan in a brain imaging centre

Deep-brain ultrasound therapy used to treat tremor

A research team at Imperial College are testing the use of high-intensity, focused ultrasound waves for the first time in the UK to treat tremor.

Scientist holding test tubes

Making Parkinson's drugs work better for longer

Interim results from an early-stage clinical trial of a new gene therapy treatment for Parkinson's suggest it could help people with the condition respond better to medication.

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