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Editorial note

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The scientists behind the Science of Parkinson’s disease website work at Cambridge University and are associated – through their research – with the Wellcome Trust/MRC Cambridge Stem cell institute.

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Throughout July, the Stem cell institute is running the #MyView campaign which aims to raise awareness about all of the latest developments in stem cell research.

Of particular interest to the Parkinson’s community will be the work being conducted in Prof Roger Barker’s lab (he of the 2016 Gretschen Amphlet Memorial lecture). The Stem cell institute made a video about the research being conducted in Prof Barker’s lab – viewed through the eyes of someone with Parkinson’s disease. It provides an interesting view of the working being carried out:

We encourage all of our readers to get involved with the #myview discussion and to follow the campaign of social media via Youtube, Facebook, & Twitter.

As scientists we are always very keen to hear the views of people in the Parkinson’s community (both sufferers and carers). It is through campaigns like this that we can gain new insight from different view points.


The banner for today’s post was sourced from the Huffington Post.

The Parkinson’s UK 2016 Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture

Gretschen Amphlet was a long-time resident of Cambridge (UK) who suffered from Parkinsons’s disease. Every year she is remembered in a memorial lecture in April.

This year, Prof Roger Barker of Cambridge University was asked to give the talk.

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He is a Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Prof |Barker conducts both lab-based and clinical research on Parkinson’s disease, co-ordinating large clinical studies such as the Transeuro cell transplantation trial currently being conducted.

His lecture was titled: Can stem cells deliver on their promise for Parkinson’s?

The event is organised by Parkinson’s UK.

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It was a beautiful evening outside the auditorium at FitzWilliams college in Cambridge…

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…and we were present in the lecture hall for the event. Parkinson’s UK filmed the lecture and that footage is available online (click here to watch it). We also offer a transcript of the lecture – to read the transcript, please click here.