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From small steps to big leaps – 200 years of Parkinson’s disease research and therapy advancements

Advice from experts working to enhance Parkinson’s therapy options

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£16,000 a year: the hidden price of Parkinson’s

Research reveals the monetary cost of Parkinson’s for UK families

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Can a diabetes drug be repurposed to treat Parkinson’s too?

Common diabetes drug may have potential to treat Parkinson’s

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Giant leap for research as NASA launches Parkinson’s protein into space

LRRK2 protein studied in space could unlock Parkinson’s research

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The ‘Starbucks formula’: a new approach to Parkinson’s treatment that’s going global

Parkinson’s healthcare scheme where the patient is a partner

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Are impulse control disorders the last Parkinson’s ‘taboo’?

New PD guidelines updates focus on impulse control disorders

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Aspiring Parkinson’s nurses urged to apply for “hands-on” summer school in Portugal

A unique opportunity to bring Parkinson’s nurses together

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Your gym or mine: accessing specialised community Parkinson’s exercise programmes

The best exercise regime is one you stick to. Sense, or nonsense?

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Muhammad Ali’s death “has raised Parkinson’s awareness”

Muhammad Ali’s legacy lives on

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‘Project Emma’ tremor-reducing watch unveiled by Microsoft CEO

Haiyan Zhang and Emma Lawton showcase tremor-reducing device

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How close are we to a Parkinson’s breakthrough? Three experts have their say

Renowned experts give their opinions on the next breakthrough

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83-year-old invents Parkinson’s ‘retainer’ to deliver oral levodopa via the mouth

New device delivers oral levodopa at continuous, controlled rate

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Fast-acting inhalable levodopa produces positive results in clinical trial

Is inhalable levodopa for treating Parkinson’s one step closer?

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App improves adherence to Parkinson’s meds

Patients using app are "10% more likely to take meds on time"

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Steroid in shark livers could hold key to Parkinson’s treatment

New research suggests steroid may lead to next breakthrough

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CES 2017: 5 innovative gadgets for people with Parkinson’s

We round up the latest hi-tech health aids for people with Parkinson’s

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Faces of Parkinson’s: “To restore a person’s dignity – that’s my calling”

Parkinson’s practitioners featured in new book of portraits

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Tremor-reducing GyroGlove set to launch in 2017

Volunteer testers wanted as launch date nears

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“I can draw again” – how a smart watch helped a graphic designer overcome her Parkinson’s tremor

Vibrating watch helps graphic designer draw again

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100 for Parkinson’s: patients suffer lower moods, higher stress levels and poorer sleep quality

Latest findings from 100 for Parkinson’s study released

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The huge potential of nanotechnology on new Parkinson’s treatments

Can tiny mesh electronics revolutionise Parkinson’s treatments?

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Paws for thought: dogs sniff out Parkinson’s disease with 90% hit rate

Dogs have been trained to sniff out Parkinson’s disease

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Researchers carry out ‘world-first’ stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Revolutionary stem cells injected into brain of Parkinson’s patient

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Over 1/3 of patients don’t receive enough info about Parkinson’s at diagnosis

Parkinson’s UK outlines key areas for improvement in care in audit

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High blood pressure, arthritis and depression are most common conditions in Parkinson’s patients

“We cannot gather too much data”

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5 awesome inventions to reduce troublesome Parkinson’s tremors

Specially designed products to stabilise shaking hands

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Tips and tricks: how Parkinson’s patients can discover their own coping strategies

Bouncing a ball or riding a bike could help your symptoms

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New research reveals a way of monitoring the activity of gene mutations that cause Parkinson’s

Scientists develop a new way to measure PD gene mutations

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Developers of drug safety app want your opinion

“Help us improve patient safety," say campaigners

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WEBINAR: Get expert advice on managing Parkinson’s pain and fatigue

Join this free MJ Fox Foundation live webinar

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3 incredible walking inventions that Parkinson’s patients need to know about

Top tech: from laser-guided shoes to vibrating walking sticks

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Fox Foundation offers $2m for ‘game-changing’ Parkinson’s breakthrough

Calling all researchers! $2m prize to develop imaging ‘tracer’ for key

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Scientists genetically engineer world’s first monkey with Parkinson’s disease

Controversial research in Japan could lead to breakthroughs

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Parkinson’s campaigners win fight to have life-changing drug approved

Drug that can “transform” lives is approved for use in Scotland

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This innovative walking stick may change the lives of Parkinson’s patients

Student receives £15,000 grant to develop smart walking stick

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Speak easy: 6 tips for improving speech in Parkinson’s patients

How to get the most from speech therapy sessions with PwPs

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When will new Parkinson’s psychosis drug be approved outside of the US?

FDA approves drug to treat hallucinations and delusions

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World’s first blood test for Parkinson’s may lead to earlier treatment

Potential laboratory test for Parkinson’s discovered

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More than a third of Parkinson’s patients hide symptoms “out of fear or shame”

Parkinson’s patients “too afraid” to reveal diagnosis

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Global Parkinson’s study reveals sleep as biggest influence on wellbeing

First insights revealed from data gathered by smartphones

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New levodopa ‘inhaler’ designed to eliminate ‘off’ times

Phase III clinical trial tests new inhaled form of levodopa

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Apple says new CareKit platform will ‘empower’ Parkinson’s patients

Open-source platform to transform the way we think about health

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How state-of-the-art tech allows DBS upgrades without extra head surgery

VIDEO: Prof Alesch explains how special adapters can upgrade DBS patients

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Why we should treat this ‘damaging’ study on physiotherapy in Parkinson’s with caution

President of APPDE calls PD REHAB trial “damaging”

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Hitting the sweet spot: how the new directional DBS system improves symptom control in Parkinson’s disease

New tech can find the brain’s ‘sweet spot’ for improved effectiveness

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GyroGlove: call for volunteers to test award-winning, tremor-reducing wearable

Sign up to test the GyroGlove!

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Personalised and on-the-spot therapy: deep brain stimulation

Boston Scientific’s Vercise deep brain stimulation system

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VIDEO: From diagnosis to treatment in Parkinson’s disease

Watch experts explain the benefits of deep brain stimulation

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How virtual reality is giving Parkinson’s patients a ‘disease-free’ Second Life

Second Life: a (virtual) world without Parkinson’s

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Are we too focused on the search for a Parkinson’s cure?

We ask Parkinson’s experts for their views on this controversial debate

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Lewy body dementia: “The worst of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s together”

Shedding light on the dementia often mistaken for Parkinson’s

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Five steps to approving advanced therapy Parkinson’s drugs

Ever wondered how new Parkinson’s medicines make it to market?

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“Brain Surgery Live is a modern medical miracle the public deserved to see”

Exposure for such modern miracles is crucial, argues Justin Rossi

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Cambridge University gets go-ahead for new £22m Parkinson’s research centre

Cambridge Uni to build ‘state-of-the-art’ Parkinson's research facility

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The future generation of advanced therapies for Parkinson’s

Dr Kieran Breen explores the potential of stem cell & gene therapies

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Dance for Parkinson’s: tune in to English National Ballet live stream

ENB live broadcast explores the impact of Dance for Parkinson’s

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Moving to the beat: can techno help Parkinson’s patients walk better?

Here’s a good excuse for blasting out your favourite dance music

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10 breakthrough Parkinson’s therapies to watch out for

Coffee to marijuana, the broader breakthrough picture is exciting

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Google reveals huge plans to fight Parkinson’s

The tech giant is pumping funds into new life sciences team

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The dopamine effect? Why people with Parkinson’s are more creative

A new study shows people with Parkinson’s may be more creative

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Can virtual reality help you control your brain?

Scientists look at how futuristic gaming tech can control brain signals

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Waking up to the impact of sleep disruption

Researchers look at improving sleep patterns for people with Parkinson's

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Save the last dance for Google Glass

How innovative software is helping patients dance off symptoms

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Campaigners publish top priorities for Spain’s policymakers in ‘White Book’

The book is a new guide to improving Parkinson's treatment in Spain

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KinetiGraph: tracking your symptoms on the move

A look at Parkinson’s KinetiGraph, a new objective measurement device

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People with depression ‘more likely’ to develop Parkinson’s

Could depression be a warning sign for Parkinson's?

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Scientists ‘revive’ foetal implant treatment for Parkinson’s

Foetal cells are injected into a man's brain to 'cure' his Parkinson's

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EU approval for Medtronic DBS systems improves access to full-body MRI scans

Patients receiving DBS therapy have the option of full-body MRI scans

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Neurologists should be ‘guides not gods’ – Part 2

Top expert Bastiaan Bloem argues the case for a more holistic approach

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Professor Andrew Lees: Parkinson’s needs tailored disease management

Top Academic, Professor Andrew Lees: "Human beings are different"

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Parkinson’s and depression: It’s not all in your mind

Depression may be common among PwPs, but it's not a sign of weakness

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New dopamine pump is “huge step forward” for advanced Parkinson’s

Approval of new dopamine pump welcomed by campaigners

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New patient-centred study will harvest data via smartphones

New iPhone app could gather data of 20,000 patients

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New technology helps prevent PwPs from falling

Innovative remote management gait guidance system is to launch soon

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Which physiotherapy treatment is right for you?

Physiotherapy guidelines reveal best treatments – including Tai Chi

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Neurologists should be ‘guides not gods’ – Part 1

Why physicians need to come down from their 'ivory towers'

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