A new 3 year grant of $9 million has been awarded! Professor Dario Alessi, Director of the MRC-PPU, said, “This is the opportunity of a lifetime as a Parkinson’s disease researcher”, read more about it here:
Don't miss this new series of free online events from the MJ Fox Foundation - for clinicians, researchers and PwPs: Link to MJFF website to book a place
The next dates are:
15 September - The Many Faces of Parkinsons; and
Funding success for Esther Sammler to explore the connection between the gut and Parkinson’s disease (PD) in man and mice. A connection between the gut and PD has long been recognized: constipation is a common non-motor symptom that often predates the emergence of motor problems and PD diagnosis by decades. The vagal nerve represents a direct connection between the brain stem and the intestinal tract and lends support to the Braak theory that PD might originate in the gut rather than the brain.