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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 March 2021.
The post is divided into ten parts based on the type of research:
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So, what happened during March 2021?
In world news:
March 5th – The UK Government has offered “claps” and a 1% pay rise to NHS nurses. Minister of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety, Nadine Dorries said that a 1% offer “is the most we think we can afford” (you can’t make this stuff up – click here to read more about it).
March 8th – British shoe company “Shoezone” announced that Terry Boot would be replacing Peter Foot as their next finance director (Source) – you really can’t make this stuff up!
March 8th – Japanese researchers discovered that a species of sea slug Click here to read more about this).(
March 16th – Scientists reported the discovery of a new unknown bacteria species of Methylobacterium (designated IF7SW-B2T, IIF1SW-B5, and IIF4SW-B5). They were discovered… on the International Space Station (Source).
March 18th – COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeded 400 million.
March 21st – Twitter turned 15 years old (makes one feel kinda… – click here to read more about this).
March 25 – COVID-19 pandemic: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 500 million.
In the world of Parkinson’s research, a great deal of new research and news was reported:
In March 2021, there were 986 research articles added to the Pubmed website with the tag word “Parkinson’s” attached (3,449 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).