200 Years of Parkinson’s disease

Many thanks to the Reading University Psychology society for inviting me to speak at their Brain Awareness week symposium on Parkinson’s disease. I talked about some of the milestones in 200 years of Parkinson’s research, since James Parkinson wrote his essay on the Shaking Palsy (the Youtube video of this is above). Coincidently, the Journal of Parkinson’s disease has an open access issue out now that covers a number of these milestones (click on the link below for access).

http://content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-parkinsons-disease/7/s1

Biochemical Society Transactions paper

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Claudia Manzoni in the lab has just had a review article published in Biochemical Society Transactions, a follow up from the LRRK2 to meeting that myself, Elisa Greggio and Kirsten Harvey organised last year. An excellent summary of some of the latest thinking on what LRRK2 is doing in the cell.

Read all about it on the link below, freely available.

http://www.biochemsoctrans.org/content/45/1/155