Malaria drug shows promise in Parkinson's model in the lab
Research shows that problems with recycling in brain cells in Parkinson's are overcome by the malaria drug clioquinol.
Experimental spinal stimulation shows promise for reducing freezing
Results from a trial of spinal cord stimulation carried out in Ontario, Canada highlights its potential for improving walking in Parkinson's.
‘Super smeller’ research moves us closer to a diagnostic test for Parkinson’s
Researchers have identified small molecules secreted by the skin that are maybe responsible for a unique scent in people with Parkinson's.
Deep brain stimulation boosts the strength of brain cell batteries
Research shows that deep brain stimulation may help boost energy levels in Parkinson’s brain cells by increasing the size of mitochondria.
Drug for dyskinesia approved for phase 2 trials
A potential drug for dyskinesia has reached an important milestone and can now go forward into clinical trials.
GDNF clinical trial offers hope for restoring brain cells damaged in Parkinson’s
The pioneering GDNF clinical trials programme delivered an experimental treatment directly to the brain. The trial results offer hope that it may be possible to restore the cells damaged in Parkinson’s.
Open publishing platform launched to share research results
Parkinson's UK is 1 of 24 members of the Association of Medical Research Charities that have worked in collaboration to develop and launch a new open publication platform – AMRC Open Research.
New trial to test if a probiotic drink could improve symptoms
Researchers at King’s College London are starting a world-first clinical trial to test if a probiotic drink could help with motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.
GDNF trial complete and results are on the way
The groundbreaking clinical trial of GDNF, a potential treatment for Parkinson's, is now complete. Analysis of the results is now well underway and is expected to be published in February 2019.