Posts Tagged ‘Research’


Want to join research into rural and regional Support Groups?

Want to join research into rural and regional Support Groups? Parkinson’s NSW Clinical Nurse Consultant Vince Carroll – who is based in the Mid North Coast Local Health District – is a PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University. He is conducting research to explore the models of Parkinson’s Support Group…


COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s

COVID-19 infections in people living with Parkinson’s A research paper accepted for publication in the journal Movement Disorders suggests that people who have lived with Parkinson’s for an average of 12.7 years may be more susceptible to infection with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Individuals with longer duration of Parkinson’s who become infected…


Research Participation Opportunity

Research participation opportunity: Genetic factors influencing risk of Parkinson’s. Researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are seeking participants for an Australian research study that will investigate the genetic factors that influence a person’s risk of Parkinson’s disease. The study is trying to find genetic variants that can help researchers understand, predict, and eventually prevent…


Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups online Community

Parkinson's NSW Support Groups online community. Parkinson’s NSW has an Online Community on Facebook for Support Groups. Anyone can join and benefit from the discussion and sharing. There are currently more than 100 participants in this Community. Join here or search for us on Facebook.


Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait

Using electrical energy to unfreeze gait. Some people with Parkinson’s disease experience freezing of gait every day. Unfortunately, medication that reduces motor symptoms of this disease doesn’t usually help with freezing. At McGill University in Montreal, Canada, PhD student Alexandra Potvin-Desrochers is investigating the connectivity between the regions of the…


‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s

‘Natural killer’ cells could halt Parkinson’s. Researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Centre have found that ‘natural killer’ white blood cells could guard against the cascade of cellular changes that lead to Parkinson's and help stop its progression. ‘Natural killer’ cells are white blood cells that can kill…

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