WEBINAR: Learn about the role of intestinal bacteria in Parkinson’s disease

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Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 18 January 2017

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This month’s free webinar from the Michael J Fox Foundation will discuss how certain bacteria in the gut could help diagnose the disease earlier


The next instalment in the free Third Thursdays webinar series by the Michael J Fox Foundation is titled ‘Gut (Bacteria) Check on Parkinson’s: Role of the Microbiome’ and will be broadcast on 19 February at 12:00 EST.

Hosted by journalist and principal moderator for Partners in Parkinson’s, Dave Iverson, this hour-long webinar invites experts to discuss why they’re investigating the role of gut bacteria in Parkinson’s disease and their findings.

The hope is that the confirmation of gut bacteria’s involvement in Parkinson’s disease will open up a whole new field for development of new therapies – since bacterial populations can be influenced by medications, diet or supplementation of bacterial strains.

If bacterial changes are present before motor symptoms appear, this might give researchers a chance to diagnose Parkinson’s earlier.

It’s free to join the live webinar, just register here up to 15 minutes before its start time at 12:00 EST on 19 January. Listeners can submit their own questions to the experts while the discussion is happening in real time. And if you can’t make it for the live broadcast, catch the recording in the library archive here.


Listen to more in the series: WEBINAR – Tune in for the Michael J Fox Foundation 2016 round up

Tune in to a live webinar on alpha-synuclein – the ‘Parkinson’s protein’

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