Parkinson’s centre given £6m to help it find cure by 2020
The Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre has won £6 million in extra funding from the research charity Parkinson’s UK. The money will go towards research using brain cells to find new drugs to stunt the development of the disease or even develop a cure for it over the next five years. Director of the Centre Professor Richard Wade-Martins said: ‘What we will do is test certain therapeutic compounds that could rescue the deficiencies in cells. We won’t have a drug for Parkinson’s patients to take by 2020, but my hope is that we will have a therapeutic compound by 2020 that can be taken to clinical trials.’
Scientists awarded £6m Parkinson's Disease research
Researchers at the University of Oxford have been awarded £6m to find new drugs which will slow or even stop the progress of Parkinson's disease. Includes interview with Professor Richard Wade-Martins of the University of Oxford who is leading the research.
OPDC's Michal Rolinski wins Young Investigator Award
OPDC's Dr Michal Rolinski has won a Young Investigator Award from the Parkinson Non-Motor-Study-Group and World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) in recognition on his work on REM Sleep Behaviour Disorders and Parkinson's. The $1,000 award recognises research efforts by new investigators in the study of sleep disorders. Dr Rolinski will give a presentation at the Young Investigator Award Symposium at the 6th World Congress on Sleep Medicine.