Scientists move closer to developing ‘game-changing’ test to diagnose Parkinson’s
Research shows it’s possible to identify Parkinson’s based on compounds found on the surface of skin. The findings offer hope that the condition could be diagnosed through a simple swab test.
We're investing £1.2m into drug that could slow Parkinson's
We’re investing up to £1.2m into pioneering research in partnership with the University of Sheffield, which aims to develop a drug to protect dopamine-producing brain cells.
Why we’re committing £800,000 to plan a new GDNF trial
The earlier groundbreaking clinical trial proved inconclusive. So we’re launching a new company tasked with planning a possible new trial.
Further clues about alpha-synuclein
New research has advanced our understanding of a protein called alpha-synuclein, which is believed to play a central role in damaging brain cells in Parkinson’s.
Vision tests predict cognitive decline linked to Parkinson's
Scientists in the UK have uncovered evidence that simple vision tests can predict who will develop Parkinson's dementia. And the evidence shows that a loss of wiring in the brain may be the cause.
New guidance for lab-based researchers on patient and public involvement
We’ve partnered with Alzheimer’s Society and University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Biomedical Research Centre. Together, we’ve developed a new resource to help lab-based researchers with patient and public involvement (PPI).
New trial to drive forward promising treatment for dyskinesia
Parkinson’s UK is joining forces with US charity The Michael J. Fox Foundation and biopharma company Neurolixis to fund a £1.5m clinical trial of an exciting new drug to combat dyskinesia in people with Parkinson’s.
Could an anti-sickness drug treat hallucinations in Parkinson's?
We're funding a new research study into a possible treatment for hallucinations in Parkinson's.
Research finds air pollution may speed up Parkinson's
Researchers in the US have uncovered a link between long-term exposure to pollution and deterioration in health conditions. This includes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Oxford researchers find molecule that may slow or stop the progress of Parkinson's
Parkinson's UK funded research suggests it may be possible to prevent the formation of protein clumps that cause problems in Parkinson's by using microscopic tweezers that pull apart the proteins. This could pave the way for a therapy that could slow or stop the progression of the condition.