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Award of the 2020 Ken Bowler Travel Bursary to Sophie Glendinning

The Edinburgh Parkinson’s Lecture and Edinburgh Research Interest Group (ERIG) were established by Professor Ken Bowler. In recognition of his achievements, in 2019 the Edinburgh Branch of Parkinson’s UK established…

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New Chair for Research Interest Group

After seven years as Chair of ERIG, Professor Ken Bowler has announced his retirement from the position. He will be succeeded by Professor David Melton. David has spent his entire…

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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…

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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…

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MR guided focused ultrasound of the brain

Left to right: Dr Tilo Kunath, Prof Gedroyc, Dr Hagop Bessos MR-guided focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method which offers an interesting alternative to the surgical procedure known as Deep…

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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…

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