Tom Isaacs Featured in The Sunday Times - 'Top Artists Square Up To Parkinson's'

CPT's President Tom Isaacs has used his networking powers to help engage a stellar list of renowned contemporary artists to create individual pieces of work to raise funds for The Cure Parkinson's Trust.Read more

Naga Munchetty - Golf Day Auctioneer Extraordinaire!

Naga Munchetty and James Haggar hosted the Batchworth Golf Club Foxes Invitation Meeting. James is presiding over his year of captaincy at the club and The Cure Parkinson's Trust is delighted to be his chosen beneficiary charity.Read more

Blocking a Key Enzyme Stops Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice Models

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson's: blocking an enzyme prevents the disease in mice and a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder's presence.Read more

The 28th Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon at Merchant Taylors’ Hall

The 28th Gulls’ Eggs Luncheon, held on Tuesday 10th May 2016, at Merchant Taylors’ Hall, attracted over 550 guests, who helped raise over £55,000 (net) for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.Read more

Are Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease Ready for the Clinic?

A research paper published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease (Spring 2016) discusses an impending clinical trial in Parkinson's disease (PD) using parthenogenetic stem cells.Read more

The Virgin Money London Marathon Heroes!

On Sunday 24th April, CPT's team of dedicated runners hit the streets of London in support of our research. We can't thank them enough for their mammoth efforts over these past months and, of course, that huge feat yesterday!Read more

Sophie Raworth Runs the Virgin Money London Marathon for CPT!

BBC News Anchor, Sophie Raworth, chose to run the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of the work of The Cure Parkinson's Trust following her father's Parkinson's diagnosis.Read more

'I've Never Really Run Before...'

Marathon motivation: Garth Ravenhill, was diagnosed with Parkinson's 7 years ago. As Garth has not taken part in any race further than 10k before he is unsure how his body is going to cope but is determined to finish the London Marathon.Read more

World First Blood Test for Parkinson's

Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia have developed a world-first diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people with Parkinson's disease.Read more

Our Research Update Meeting April 2016

At our recent research update meeting Prof Roger Barker, Dr Mariah Lelos and CPT's Dr Richard Wyse presented their research news to a packed audience...Read more

The Next Breakthrough Treatment for PD

We mark World Parkinson's Day 2016 with the results of a survey we recently conducted. Read more...Read more

Sir Richard Nichols

Sir Richard Nichols, Co-founder, former Chairman and Trustee of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.Read more

Regulating Neuronal Lipids Could Be Key in PD

Researchers have demonstrated that a decrease in polyunsaturated lipids in neuronal membranes, as seen in Parkinson's sufferers, directly affects the binding rate of dopamine and adenosine receptors.Read more

Physical Therapy and Parkinson's

There have been reports recently in the media that suggest physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not help people with Parkinson's. CPT has a different view...Read more

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.Read more

Finding a Better Way in Clinical Trials

Fear about receiving the placebo is one of the biggest barriers to trial recruitment. In this article in Pharma Technology Focus, Tom Isaacs comments on new trial set ups which aim to reduce the number of people in the placebo groups and the progress being made .Read more

Cancer Drug Effects Dramatic Improvements in Parkinson's

A cancer drug tested in a pilot study of 11 people with Parkinson’s has shown clinical improvements.Read more

Bill for Repurposing Off-patent Drugs 6th Nov.**Update**

When drug companies have no commercial incentive to re-licence drugs for 're-purposing' we would like to see the government step in and act in the public interest to get these drugs approved for other conditions such as Parkinson's in the NHS.Read more

Nilotinib: Dr James Beck is Cautious but Hopeful

Dr James Beck from the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) comments on the recent news of an anti-cancer drug which has shown significant improvement of symptoms in Parkinson's patients.Read more

Study Reveals New Gene Mutation Linked to Cell Death in PD

This study seeks to understand the molecular events underlying brain cells’ death of Parkinson’s patients as a strategy to develop more and better treatments.Read more

Tom Isaacs speaks to BBC Radio 5 Live!

Tom is asked his thoughts about Billy Connolly's news that Parkinson's has robbed him of his ability to play the banjo.Read more