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DVD of 2017 Lecture

We have copies of the DVD available for distribution There is no charge for the DVD but a voluntary donation of £5 per DVD would cover the production cost, postage and packing. Any additional contribution would go to supporting our valuable research work. Requests by email only please to: ken@edinburghparkinsons.org giving the postal address to […]

Ben Stecher’s blog tackles cell replacement therapy

Ben Stecher was in Edinburgh earlier this year on a fact-finding trip on current research into Parkinson’s and wrote up his experiences in his blog. Now he has written an informative piece on cell replacement therapy which you can read via the following link: https://tmrwedition.com/2017/09/13/cell-replacement-therapy-for-parkinsons-disease-and-the-future-of-the-brain/

Diabetes Drug Improves Parkinson’s Motor Symptoms in Small Trial

From Alzforum :   17 Aug 2017 August brought some welcome news for the Parkinson’s community: results from a Phase 2 clinical trial suggested the diabetes drug exenatide halted the worsening of motor problems in people in moderate stages of the disease. As reported in the Lancet on August 3, motor symptoms slightly improved in […]

Music therapy helps people with Parkinson’s

Elizabeth Stegemöller arranged a circle of metal folding chairs around a piano as clients started arriving for a weekly music therapy class for people with Parkinson’s disease. For the next hour, Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, will lead the class through a series of vocal exercises and songs. Singing uses […]