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Parkinson's chromosome deletion linked to other genetic disorders

Researchers, led by BRC-supported Professor Nicholas Wood, UCL Institute of Neurology, have made a breakthrough in their understanding of Parkinson’s disease after they discovered a chromosome deletion linked to Parkinson’s disease and other genetic disorders. More...

Prof John Hardy

Prof John Hardy is the first UK winner of $3m Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) has been awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. More...

John Hardy, PhD, right, accepted the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize from MJFF VP Brian Fiske, PhD, and Michael J. Fox on April 15.

John Hardy awarded 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson's Research

One of the UK Parkinson's Disease Consortium Principal Investigators, Prof John Hardy, has been awarded the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for his leadership in Parkinson's genetics research. The award was presented by Michael J. Fox at a ceremony in New York on April 15. From the Michael J. Fox Foundation website: More...

Webcast - Prof Nicholas Wood - Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease.

Video: Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease

Webcast of the presentation entitled ‘Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease’ given by Nicholas Wood (University College London, United Kingdom) presented at the Biochemical Society Hot Topic event, PINK1-Parkin Signalling in Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond, held in December 2014. More...

Pedigrees and I-FP-CIT SPECT scan images of the four families with GCH1 mutations involved in this study.

GCH1 gene and Parkinson's risk

A study published in Brain, led by researchers at UCL Institute of Neurology, has shown that genetic mutations which cause a decrease in dopamine production in the brain and lead to a form of childhood-onset Dystonia, also play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.

Blog: Degenerating neurons

8 January 2013

Degenerating neurons is a blog established by UK researchers working towards understanding and developing therapies for degenerative brain diseases. Together we form the Neurodegenerative Diseases Initiative (NDI), funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

The NDI brings together groups working on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Diseases. Despite their very different symptoms, some common processes underlie the death of brain cells in these diseases. The NDI fosters collaboration between groups investigating similar questions in different diseases. Through this approach we hope to understand why brain cells degenerate in these diseases, what treatments may slow those processes, and how we may best help patients to manage disease.

Degenerating neurons aims to present key research of the NDI, and research of interest from other groups worldwide, and to act as a forum for discussion. Follow the blog to hear about new research (decoded for non-scientists!) and NDI news and events.

Degenerating neurons - promoting neurodegenerative disease research

Link to the latest research featured on the blog

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