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Drug Repurposing in Parkinson's

Given the number of failures and the ever-increasing costs and lengthy processes for drug development, our attention continues to be focused on utilising existing compounds approved for other conditions as novel treatments for Parkinson’s...


Author: Suzanne Bailey

The Epitomical 'Mover & Shaker'

A Special Issue of the European Journal of Neuroscience in memory of late President and Co-founder Tom Isaacs has been compiled by NECTAR and this article by Tom's wife Lyndsey heralds this collaboration...


Author: Suzanne Bailey

Stem Cell Therapies - Research Update

When diagnosed, people with Parkinson’s have often had the disease for years and have lost over half of the dopamine producing cells in their brain. Now scientists are searching for a way to replace these nerve cells.


Author: Suzanne Bailey

Latest news

  • A Vaccine for Parkinson's - Developments in Immunotherapy

    When misfolded, the protein alpha-synuclein becomes toxic to neurons and is a key pathological culprit in Parkinson’s. It is therefore an important target for disease-modification. Immunotherapy in Parkinson's attempts to use immune cells, and specifically the antibodies they generate, to target misfolded alpha-synuclein to inactivate it. Read more

  • **Webinar** 'Therapies Targeting the Genetics of Parkinson's'

    Join our webinar discussion on the 5th December at 5.30pm in partnership with Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Movement as we discuss "Therapies targeting the genetics of Parkinson's disease". Read more

  • The SPHERE Parkinson's Measuring Project

    An innovative Parkinson's measurement and monitoring project using wearable health apps and sensors set up in a home environment is being developed at the University of Bristol. Read more

Latest events

  • Tough Mudder 2019

    Mud, teamwork, camaraderie and epic obstacles! Are you ready to take on a 2019 Tough Mudder challenge for CPT? Read more

  • The Vitality London 10,000 (10k) 2019

    The London 10,000 is a fantastic 10k run organised by the team behind the London Marathon. It starts and finishes in St James’s Park with runners passing many of London’s most famous sights. Read more

  • NECTAR 2018

    This will be the 28th Annual Meeting of NECTAR and will bring together scientists, clinicians, patient advocates and industry partners from across Europe and the international community. Read more