Welcome to the Science of Parkinson’s disease,
Here we are hoping to provide a better understanding of the second most common neurodegenerative condition: Parkinson’s disease.
Very simple: we aim to explain the science and research that is currently being conducted on Parkinson’s disease in plain English.
HOW WE ARE DOING THIS:
We post regular updates on what is happening in the world of Parkinson’s research, explaining the science behind the new discoveries, keeping you up to date with clinical trial results, and introducing you to some of the people doing the research.
We also present curiosities related to the condition in the hope that someone out there (researcher or layman) could make an interesting connection. It may be a simple observation, but it could also be a missing piece of information that could help lead to a better understanding about this debilitating disease.
If you have any questions, suggestions or are simply bored – please contact us.
You can follow our blog here by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button on the top of the right hand column of the front page of our site.
For more regular updates as to what is happening at SoPD and the wider Parkinson’s research community, you can follow us on Twitter.
We also have a Facebook page, where we provide regular updates as well as highlight interesting articles from other media outlets on the topic of Parkinson’s disease.
We are very happy to attend Parkinson’s support meetings (and associated groups) to make public presentations about Parkinson’s disease research.
These presentations will be about 30-40 minutes long and include a brief background on the basics of Parkinson’s disease, then an overview of the research that is currently being done, before we cover ways in which people can get involved. And then we answer questions at the end.
For meetings within the south east of England, our fee is a cup of tea and a piece of cake (if any is floating around). For visits further afield in the UK, please contact us and we can make arrangements. For international talks, we only fly business class!
We hope you learn/benefit from what we present here.
The SoPD team
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The content provided by the Science of Parkinson’s website is for information purposes only.
It is provided by research scientists, not medical practitioners. Any actions taken – based on what has been read on the website – are the sole responsibility of the reader. The information provided on this website should not be considered medical advice, and any actions being contemplated by readers should firstly be discussed with a qualified healthcare professional.
Our goal is to help people better understand Parkinson’s disease, but under no circumstances should any of the information provided be considered medical advice.
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