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At the end of each month the SoPD writes a post which provides an overview of some of the major pieces of Parkinson’s-related research that were made available during July 2021.
The post is divided into 10 parts based on the type of research:
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So, what happened during July 2021?
In world news:
July 8th – The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 4 million lives (Click here to read more about this).
July 11th — Billionaire Sir Richard Branson flew really high. A new age of “space” tourism… blah, blah, blah.
July 20th — Billionaire Jeff Bezos flew really high (yawn)… Seriously, these folks have accumulated vast fortunes and this is how they chose to spend their money?!?!?
July 22nd – Dawn Butler was forced to leave the UK House of Commons by order of the acting Deputy Speaker, after she made comments referring to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a liar. Two questions: 1.) Why did her peers not walk out in solidarity with her? 2.) Why did the deputy speaker not point out the obvious (“All politicians are by nature“). Yes, I am a cynic.
July 23rd – the Tokyo Olympic games began.
July 29th – New Zealand-based Rocket Lab successfully reached orbit (actual space) – the 18th electron rocket to do so.
In the world of Parkinson’s research, a great deal of new research and news was reported:
In July 2021, there were 819 research articles added to the Pubmed website with the tag word “Parkinson’s” attached (7,336 for all of 2021 so far). In addition, there was a wave to news reports regarding various other bits of Parkinson’s research activity (clinical trials, etc).