Is science now at a point where we can eradicate Parkinson’s? 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the essay, “The Shaking Palsy” by James Parkinson. Research is now at a point where we know major mechanisms underlying the Parkinson’s process, and cutting-edge preventative therapies are being tested in the lab. We also now appreciate that Parkinson’s actually starts many years, decades even, before the characteristic motor symptoms appear. Researcher Tilo Kunath (pictured; University of Edinburgh) and Parkinson’s fundraiser John MacPhee will show how a foreseeable future without Parkinson’s can be achieved.
Tilo Kunath, Parkinson’s UK Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the University of Edinburgh and John MacPhee, Parkinson’s fundraiser.