Countdown to the London Marathon

With the Virgin Money London Marathon just around the corner, we'd like to share some stories from members of team CPT, ahead of the iconic 26.2 mile race through the capital. Read more

AEGIS London announces Charity partnership

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is delighted to have been chosen as one of AEGIS London’s charity partners. Read more

The G-Force PD Meeting with Update Seminar

G-Force PD is a global initiative created to bring cell based therapies to people with Parkinson's. This April, on World Parkinson's Day, the G-Force Steering Committee convened in Cambridge for their fifth annual meeting, supported by CPT. This was followed by a presentation seminar by the Steering Committee... Read more

Coast To Coast To Cure

In June 2019, 13 supporters of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), including CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE and fellow Rugby World Cup winner Iain Balshaw MBE, will be attempting the historic 'Raid Pyrenean', to raise vital funds for CPT’s search for a cure for Parkinson’s. The team have named their challenge 'Coast To Coast To Cure.' Read more

The ADPD Conference - Lisbon 2019

The 14th​ International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases (or ADPD meeting) was held in Lisbon, Portugal in March 2019. This five day event was attended by over 4000 researchers, including CPT's Deputy Director of Research, Dr Simon Stott. Find out how Simon got on... Read more

IPDGC: The Genetics of Parkinson's

The International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium (or IPDGC) was set up in 2009 to collect DNA from enough people with (and without) Parkinson’s to allow for researchers to be confident to identify all the genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s. The group has an annual meeting and our Deputy Director of Research, Dr Simon Stott, was invited to attend the meeting. Find out more from Simon... Read more

'Cooling' Inflamed Brains in Parkinson's

When cells in the body become unwell or injured, they release proteins that inform the body of their stricken situation. These activate the release of further signalling proteins called inflammasomes... Read more

Diag'nose'ing Parkinson's - Is a Person's Aroma a Sign?

A person termed a 'Super Smeller' has demonstrated her ability to pin point people with Parkinson's Disease simply by smelling their natural aroma. This super 'hyperosmic' ability has helped inform researchers on earlier diagnosis... Read more

The GDNF Trial - Tom's story

When Tom Isaacs first met with Professor Steven Gill in 2003, it was the start of an incredible journey that changed the course of Parkinson’s research... Read more

GDNF Trial Results Published

Results from a pioneering clinical trials programme that delivered an experimental treatment directly into the brain of people with Parkinson’s offer hope that it may be possible to restore damaged neurons... Read more

**Webinar** - Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease

Re-watch the fourth instalment of our quarterly Parkinson’s webinar series in partnership with Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson’s Movement as we discuss the topic ‘Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease’. Read more

Measuring Parkinson's - how can we do it accurately?

It is acknowledged within the research community that our current methods of monitoring and assessing Parkinson's require improvement. This is particularly necessary in the context of clinical trials... Read more

The European Journal of Neuroscience - Special 'Tom Isaacs' Edition

This Special Issue of the European Journal of Neuroscience has been put together by NECTAR (the Network for European CNS Transplantation & Restoration) in collaboration with The Cure Parkinson's Trust in memory of the late Tom Isaacs who sadly passed away suddenly in May 2017. Read more

Best-selling author Joanna Trollope, OBE becomes a Patron of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) is thrilled to announce the best-selling author Joanna Trollope as a new Patron. Read more

Liver Drug UDCA to be Trialled in People with Parkinson's

A drug used to treat liver disease is being trialled in people with Parkinson's... Read more

Australian Government Invests in Innovative Genomic Testing in Linked Clinical Trials Programme

It was announced today that the Australian Parkinson’s Mission, an innovative international collaborative programme combining clinical trials with genomics research for people with Parkinson’s, has received A$30 million in Government funding. Read more

Follow-Up Study Suggests Potential Measure of Target Engagement

In this exciting study, Professor Tom Foltynie and colleagues have analysed 'exosomes' - small brain cell-derived sacks or 'vesicles' - in follow-up research from the recent Exenatide study and funded by CPT... Read more

Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE, becomes a Patron of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

The Cure Parkinson's Trust announces The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE, as a new Patron Read more

2018 Review

2018 was a tremendous year for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust supported research. In particular, we continued to make considerable progress with our programme of clinical trials... Read more

The Parkinson's Academy - masterclasses for researchers

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust in collaboration with the Parkinson’s Academy hosted a meeting in December dedicated to Research Engagement and Involvement... Read more

The Journal of Parkinson's Disease: A Shared Vision on What the Future Holds

The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease has published a freely accessible special issue in which key opinion leaders write about the future of potential disease modifying treatments and symptomatic therapies... Read more