'Milestones' in 200 Years of Parkinson's Research - March 2017

Marking the 200th anniversary of the first published description by James Parkinson of the disease that would come to bear his name, the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease has published a special issue that features invited commentaries by those responsible for some of the greatest advances in understanding and treating the disease.

Bowel Cancer Medication could help combat Early-Onset Parkinson's - March 2017

Folinic acid can protect neurons in laboratory models, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with Parkinson's.

Discovery of Genetic 'Switch' Could Prevent Symptoms of PD - February 2017

A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Acorda announces Positive Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results for the Inhalable Drug CVT-301 - February 2017

Acorda have announced positive topline data from a Phase 3 clinical trial for CVT-301, an investigational therapy studied as a treatment for OFF periods in people with Parkinson’s.

PD Breakthrough Could Come From a Single Protein - January 2017

One single protein could be the key to developing groundbreaking treatment for various neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s.

A Steroid Originally Found in Dogfish Could Treat Parkinson's - January 2017

A naturally-occurring compound has been found to block a process thought to cause Parkinson’s, and target its toxic products, scientists have reported.

Diabetes Drug Slows Experimental Parkinson’s Disease Progression. - December 2016

New data published today shows this drug preserves critical brain function in laboratory models of Parkinson’s.

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Not Start in The Brain - December 2016

A new study adds to a raft of new evidence which suggests Parkinson's starts in the gut.

'Gap' found in Brain's Firewall against Parkinson's - October 2016

An NIH-funded animal model study identifies a key player in the progression of Parkinson's.

Vaccine for Parkinson's Reports Positive Results from Boost Study - September 2016

New study results from Austrian biotech AFFiRiS support continued development of its vaccine against the key Parkinson's protein alpha-synuclein.

Diabetes Drug Focus of New Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s - September 2016

A clinical trial, part of our Linked Clinical Trials programme, is now underway at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles to investigate the use of the diabetes drug Liraglutide to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson's.

CPT Collaborates to Assess the Clinical Use of Nilotinib in Parkinson's - July 2016

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Van Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust today announced plans to collaborate on the clinical development of nilotinib in preliminary studies as a treatment for Parkinson’s.

European Commission approves ONGENTYS® (opicapone)

BIAL announced today that its product ONGENTYS® (opicapone) for Parkinsons was approved by the European Commission. BIAL will make ONGENTYS® available for people with Parkinson’s across Europe in 2016 and 2017.

Blocking a Key Enzyme Stops Parkinson's Symptoms in Animal Model

Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson's: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in an animal model and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder's presence and progression.

Researchers Open New Path of Discovery in Parkinson's Disease

Two genes associated with Parkinson's disease are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease, a new study indicates.

Parkinson's Cell Transplants Show Good Reinnervation After 24 Years

A postmortem examination of a patient with Parkinson's who underwent dopaminergic cell transplantation 24 years ago has shown that the transplanted neurons had reinnervated the brain for all that time.

Are Stem Cell-Based Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease Ready for the Clinic in 2016?

A research paper recently published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease discusses an impending clinical trial in Parkinson's disease (PD) using parthenogenetic stem cells for transplantation into PD patients.

World First Blood Test for Parkinson's

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

Our Research Update Meeting April 2016

At our recent research update meeting in April, Prof Roger Barker, Dr Mariah Lelos and CPT's Dr Richard Wyse presented their research news to a packed audience of Parkinson's advocates...