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World’s largest Parkinson’s study seeks 10,000 participants
Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 22 November 2018
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Predict-PD – a research project funded by Parkinson’s UK – is seeking volunteers to take part in what will be the world’s largest study on Parkinson’s.
The study – led by Queen Mary University of London, UK and University College London, UK – requires 10,000 volunteers aged 60 to 80 who have not been diagnosed with the condition.
Scientists will work with the participants using a variety of online assessments to develop a test that is able to diagnose Parkinson’s at an earlier rate than is currently possible.
Those taking part will be examined over a period of four years, completing tests on an annual basis until April 2021.
Dr Alastair Noyce, a neurologist who is leading the study along with Professor Anette Schrag at University College London, said: “We believe we can pick up people at least two years, if not five years, ahead of when they’d normally be diagnosed.”
To apply please visit the Predict-PD website.
For more information on Parkinson’s diagnosis please visit Parkinson’s Europe website.
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