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Branch has three Abstracts accepted for Tokyo Congress WPC19

We are pleased to report that the Branch has had three abstracts accepted for WPC19 . They are: Submission ID: 909 Abstract Title: “Where’s the ‘feeling better’ box?” Beyond PDQ39 Author: Alison Williams Submission ID: 834 Abstract Title: Creating a virtuous cycle of PwP support Authors: Bill Wright, Judith Shepherd, Alison Williams Submission ID: 784 […]

CrowdLabbing for Parkinson’s

WHAT IS CROWDLABBING FOR PARKINSON’S? The aim is to give people with Parkinson’s – and others motivated to find treatments for the disease fast – a direct voice in scientific research aimed at finding a cure. Brainwave Discovery, the University of Edinburgh and Parkure Ltd are launching a new participatory science project. This starts with […]

MR guided focused ultrasound of the brain

MR-guided focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method which offers an interesting alternative to the surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Over thirty members of the Edinburgh Research Interest Group were treated to an excellent review of this new technique applied to essential tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and other brain disorders by Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc […]

Diverse Parkinson’s-related disorders may stem from different strains of same protein

Different Parkinson’s-related brain disorders, called synucleionpathies, are characterized by misfolded proteins embedded in cells. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the type of brain cell afflicted dictates which pathological form of α-synuclein (α-syn) protein becomes the disease culprit. The team’s results were published this week in Nature, […]